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NAPT Talk Radio
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Want to know what impact the mid-term elections will have on the political landscape? And what effect that will have on school transportation? Go to the NAPT home page and tune in to this week's NAPT Talk Radio. More

ASBC coordinator job opening
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The American School Bus Council is hiring a coordinator of its marketing and operational activities. If interested, you will have to act quickly — a cover letter, resume, salary history are due by December 17th. Click here to read the job description or visit www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org for additional information. More

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TSA highway security counterterrorism guides
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TSA has created four Highway Security Counterterrorism Guides — Trucking, Motorcoach, School Transportation and Infrastructure. Each guide is a pocket-sized flip chart covering the following topics: Pre-Incident Indicators, Targets and Threats, Tactics, Prevention/Mitigation, Security Exercises, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear, Licensing and Identification and Points of Contact. To order a Guide, please email your request to highwaysecurity@dhs.gov and include which guide, your name, title, company, mailing address and quantity. Please note quantities are limited at this time. More



35th anniversary for IDEA
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Thirty-five years ago, President Gerald Ford signed into law what is now known as the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, which opened public school doors for millions of children with disabilities and laid the foundation of the country's commitment to ensuring that children with disabilities have opportunities to develop their talents, share their gifts, and contribute to their communities. Learn more about the history and accomplishments of this landmark civil rights measure by visiting ED.gov. More

Cook-Illinois Corporation Among Greenest in Country
Cook-Illinois Corporation was the first in Illinois to switch to biodiesel fuel, create a clean air museum for kids and purchase a hybrid school bus. Check us out at: www.cookillinois.com. MORE


DC Council considers school anti-bullying policy
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The D.C. Council is preparing some of the nation's strictest regulations against bullying in city schools or public buildings in an effort to curtail behaviors they say can at times terrorize youths. At a council hearing recently that featured testimony from teenagers who said they have been mocked over their religion, looks or sexual orientation, Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray said that the city should make it a top priority to take on schoolyard bullies. "In recent months, there have been a number of nationally publicized incidents of bullying, some of them ending tragically," said Gray, who, as council chairman, oversaw the four-hour hearing. "As a government, we must use these incidents as teachable moments and take action." More

Stimulus boosted economic growth, job creation
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Third-quarter economic and job growth was bolstered by the stimulus passed nearly two years ago, the Council of Economic Advisers reported. The economic stimulus passed in February 2009 added 2.7 percent to third quarter gross domestic product and "has exceeded the original goal" of creating or saving 3.5 million jobs by the end of the year, the White House's quarterly report said. More than 100,000 jobs have been created, or saved, in eight states — California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. More

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DOT stimulus spending tops $22.6 billion
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Department of Transportation spending, under the 2009 economic stimulus law, reached $22.65 billion as of Nov. 11, and federal officials are working with a number of states to push remaining funds along quickly. That money represents amounts paid out to reimburse states for work already done, mostly highway and bridge repairs or new construction since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act began backing infrastructure projects about 19 months ago. The DOT's payout level rose by more than $1 billion in the latest three weeks. More



Pennsylvania school bus drivers report close calls with Marcellus Shale trucks
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About one month into the school year, Donna Cramer, school bus driver for Bald Eagle Area School District in Pennsylvania, said two trucks speeding downhill came close to hitting her bus, braking so hard they left groove marks on the pavement. And she said big trucks have passed her bus even when the red flashers and stop signs were on to signal that students were walking nearby. "It makes you very nervous," said Cramer, whose bus hit the road last week equipped with cameras to catch such problems. More

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LaHood considers cell phone ban in cars
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Driving and talking on your cell phone — it's second nature for some of us, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is trying to change that and he's looking into technology that can actually disable your phone when you're in a car. "No message or call is worth the risk, so when you get in the car, buckle up, put your cell phone in the glove compartment," said LaHood. He says the change is needed because of people like 13-year-old Margay Schee who was killed while riding in her school bus by a truck driver talking on his cell phone. More

Smoke & Flame Resistant Rubber Products

SAS Rubber has been manufacturing smoke & flame resistant rubber products to make your school bus fleet safer. Learn more at saferbuses.sasrubber.com.
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Alternatives to gas tax being discussed
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The future of transportation funding might resemble a cross between a vehicle lease and an E-ZPass transponder — pay by the mile. With the increasing popularity of hybrid cars and the start of mass-produced electric cars, motor fuel and gas taxes aren't as reliable a revenue source as they were in the past, both for states and for the federal Highway Trust Fund. "What's been concluded by folks studying it is this well may be the wave of the future, given the fact that people want to improve miles per gallon and look at electric and alternatively fueled vehicles," said Jack Basso, director of program financing and management for American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials. More
 


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