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As 2010 comes to a close, NAPT would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the NAPT Multiview News Brief, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume next Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.




INDUSTRY NEWS


Senator proposes ads on public school buses
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Jan. 26, 2010 issue: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow public school districts to raise money by selling advertising on school buses. "It's an innovative way to raise money. The bill has safeguards to prevent inappropriate ads for kids," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Paull Shin. More

Bill would fine drivers who leave kids on school buses
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Feb. 9, 2010 issue: State Sen. Sean Logan, D-Monroeville, plans to introduce legislation aimed at tougher penalties for school bus drivers who leave a child on a bus or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. "We have seen way too many incidents of children being left behind on a school bus," he said in a news release. "It is time to institute harsh penalties for those drivers who fail to check the bus for a child." More



Video catches dad becoming school bus bully
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Sept. 21, 2010 issue:Police are calling a Florida dad a real bully after he jumped on his daughter's school bus and confronted some kids who had been harassing the girl. The irate father's tirade was caught on the Seminole school bus' surveillance camera and now police are investigating whether to press charges. "Now everybody sit down; sit down," the unidentified man said on the surveillance tape. The man turns to his daughter and asks her to point out some students. The girl had allegedly been getting beat up and picked on during rides to and from school, the father said. More

Educators tout school bus safety bill
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Jan. 26, 2010 issue:Local school leaders are thrilled with proposed legislation that would encourage more awareness and responsibility from motorists and students when it comes to school buses. Dist. 42 Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, has introduced "Nathan's Law" in memory of 5-year-old Nathan Key, who was killed getting off a school bus near his home. McDaniel put together a bill that would impose harsher penalties for vehicles that illegally pass school buses, as well as tighter guidelines for bus drivers. 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


'Faces of Distracted Driving' web video series tells the stories behind the statistics
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Nov. 23, 2010 issue:Recently, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced "Faces of Distracted Driving," a new online video series featuring people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones to distracted driving. Just last year, nearly 5,500 people were killed and 500,000 more were injured in distracted driving-related crashes. But, these aren't statistics. They're children and parents, neighbors and friends. More

School bus safety group targets illegal passers of school buses
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May 11, 2010 issue:The New York Association for Pupil Transportation joined forces with State legislators to call for an end to the dangerous practice of passing stopped school buses. John McCormick, President of NYAPT and Transportation Supervisor in Riverhead Central School District, noted "Enough is enough." More

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Federal judge tosses suit against red light camera tickets
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March 9, 2010 issue: Cities are using red-light cameras legally in Washington, and drivers caught by them are not being overcharged, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour rejected the claims of a group of plaintiffs who filed a class-action suit last June. They said drivers were paying millions of dollars more than they should as cities sought to make the cameras a moneymaking venture. More



Ventura gets first plug-in hybrid electric school bus in Southern California
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Feb. 2, 2010 issue: Major automakers are readying a wave of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles for consumers, but one local school district is already taking advantage of the technology. The bus, built by the IC Bus subsidiary of Navistar Inc., is powered by a lithium ion battery pack and is expected to improve fuel economy up to 30 percent and reduce emissions up to 40 percent over a conventional gasoline-powered school bus. More

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US grants $187 million for fuel efficiency research
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Jan. 12, 2010 issue: The Obama administration will announce funding for nine projects designed to significantly increase fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, with more than half the money coming from the $787 billion stimulus package. According to the administration, the nine recipients are expected to create more than 500 research, engineering and management jobs, with 6,000 more positions anticipated when the technologies go into production and assembly. More

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Seat belt lack can be used in bus suit
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The Alabama Supreme Court ruled the lack of seat belts in a school bus that crashed in Huntsville in 2006, killing four students, can be used in a lawsuit against the bus manufacturer. The court's unanimous opinion reversed a ruling by former Madison County Circuit Court Judge Loyd Little, who had ruled the issue of seat belts in school buses should be addressed by the Legislature, not the courts. More
 


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