|NASDPTS Launches Redesigned Web Site|
|Written by Ryan Gray|
|Monday, 28 March 2011 12:28|
Conversations have been held among members of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services for the past several years on the need to update the organization's Web site.
Today, the association and the industry can see the fruit of those discussions.
The redesigned site provides NASDPTS members and others in the pupil transportation community an improved, subject-based source of information. It was designed by Creativisibility and is hosted by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University.
Many NASDPTS members previewed the new site during the association's annual conference held last fall in Portland, Ore.
“The long-standing NASDPTS Web site that many in the industry have been familiar with for so long has served us well. It’s hard to believe that it was created over a dozen years ago," said Derek Graham, the state director for North Carolina and the Web site project coordinator. "This new site gives us a fresh new look, including a Google-based search engine, new maps, drop-down menus and more. It gave us the chance to populate the site with new and existing content, but in a much easier to find format.”
NASDPTS President Mike Simmons said he plans to coordinate updates to several of the Association’s position papers.
“As we looked at our web content, we realized that some of our older documents still serve us quite well. But, the Board of Directors identified some of the position papers that need to be updated, and we are making those a top priority.
"The board will also be involved in gathering additional content for the new Web site.”
The new Web site also serves a NASDPTS diverse membership base that includes not only state directors but the NASDPTS Supplier Council, which is made up of school bus and equipment manufacturers and service providers. Then there is the State and National Associations Council (SNAC) members and associate members.
“While our Web site will better serve any interested party, we think the changes will be especially valuable to our members, who serve all facets of student transportation," said Mary Jo Majors, member services coordinator for NASDPTS. "We welcome their review of the new site and suggestions for additional content or improvements.”
|Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2011 14:02|