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Blue Bird Names Dana, Inc. Supplier of the Year

Dana, Inc., a provider of “highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles,” has been in business since 1904 and has worked for over 25 years…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:51

NHTSA Shares Updates on School Bus Safety Initiatives

Highway Safety Specialist Jeremy Gunderson informed attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Conference earlier this month on safety initiatives currently being worked on by the…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:45

PTSI Kicks Off Five-Year Growth Plan With New Hire

The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, a New York-based developer of consulting services and training courses for student transportation staff, kicked off a strategic five-year growth plan that is projected to double…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:02

Transportation Remains a Barrier to Choice, Charter School Access

The latest research on school choice and charters indicates that two-thirds of 18 urban cities recently studied nationwide still lack free public transportation to and from school for students, especially…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:28

Student Transportation Company Enters Ride Share Market

Even as a growing number of student transporters view local ride share services as competition, one of the largest school bus contractors is taking the approach that if you can’t…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:54

Industry Officials Learn Parent Perspectives on School Buses, Drivers

During the annual National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services Conference earlier this month, Laura Duguid, qualitative research assistant for Doyle Research Associates, Inc., shared the results of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:30

Investigation Started Into N.C. School Buses Catching Fire

After two Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District school buses caught fire in a month, the district held a press conference to share more information on the situation and reveal its plans on…
  • Last modified on Friday, 17 November 2017 08:34

New York Girl Struck, Killed by Her School Bus

While crossing in front of her school bus, 6-year-old Leah Mezzi was accidentally struck by the bus and died at the scene, reported the Times Herald-Record.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 14:42

FMCSA Updates on Minimum Driver Training, Drug Testing

One week prior to the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it is adding opioids to commercial driver drug screening, student transporters received the latest information outlining new federal mandates…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 December 2017 15:41

NASDPTS Shares Correct Use of MDTs on School Buses

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Conference featured a discussion on National School Bus Specifications and Procedures guidelines as well as real-world experience on the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 November 2017 15:05

Teena Mitchell Wins NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award

The NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award, which is sponsored by Q’Straint, was awarded during the NAPT Summit to Teena Mitchell, special needs coordinator for the transportation department at Greenville County Schools…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 November 2017 15:01