NAPT Dispatch
Jan. 13, 2015

NAPT and School Bus Fleet Launch School Bus Xchange
Longtime allies to co-host unique educational event in April 2015

An innovative new professional development opportunity was announced today crafted to bring industry thought leaders together with product and service providers for two days of interaction in an intimate, educational setting called the School Bus Xchange (SBX):

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and School Bus Fleet magazine, published by Bobit Business Media, will co-host the unique, exclusive annual event to provide still another dimension to NAPT's educational programs for members. The inaugural SBX will be April 6-8, 2015, in the Dallas, Texas, area. If you're interested in participating in this event, please contact NAPT headquarters at 800.989.6278 or

"For nearly 60 years School Bus Fleet has provided the pupil transportation industry with a wealth of information on the safe and efficient management and maintenance of school bus fleets," said Ty Bobit, President & CEO of Bobit Business Media. "We're excited to continue that tradition by partnering with NAPT to explore the essential components of data driven decision-making in all aspects of school transportation and procurement."

"More and more, pupil transportation professionals are using hard data, especially key performance indicators (KPIs), to make decisions," said NAPT President Keith P. Henry, CDPT, Director of Transportation for the Lee's Summit (MO) R-7 School District. "Metrics help school administrators and taxpayers understand what we do and how well we do it. This event will explore the nexus between products and services that help student transportation professionals make more informed and therefore better decisions about the services they provide and the technology they use."

SBX will explore the foundations and parameters of data driven decision-making with the goal of enhancing communications among the network of school systems and their service providers that utilize KPIs to evaluate and improve performance. Keeping the group small will enable a relevant exchange of information amongst attendees.

"Each year, SBX will be part of NAPT's ongoing emphasis on data-driven decision-making. It will be structured so participants can work collaboratively and connect the dots between operational challenges and the necessary solutions, many of which already exist or can be created quickly," remarked Mike Martin, Executive Director of NAPT. "We'll have a diverse group of attendees and suppliers in one place exchanging ideas, exploring challenges and solutions, learning from one another, and as a result building and strengthening relationships."

For further information about participating as a Public or Private Operator at the 2015 or subsequent SBX sessions, please contact NAPT headquarters at 800.989.6278 or For Industry Supplier opportunities please contact James Blue, 310.533.2449, or visit the website:

2015 Save the Date


NAPT announces first webinar of 2015!
Mark your calendar for January 28 at 1pm ET for the first NAPT member webinar of the year. The title is Secrets of Subrogation and Maximizing Claims Collection, and during this webinar you'll learn:

Online registration to open shortly ... save the date!

About our Presenter: Kevin Lowry has been an attorney since 1990 and he has practiced all facets of auto accidents and claims collection. Mr. Lowry is also a retired Police Chief from a 4,000 member Department, so he knows his way around an accident report. Now Kevin heads a claims collection company called TranSubro which stands for transportation subrogation. TranSubro specializes in assisting transportation companies nationwide and is a member of both NAPT and TLPA.More

NAPT's LED webinar series kicks off TODAY
Space is still available ... register online!

Join your colleagues and leaders in the industry for NAPT's 2015 Leading Every Day (LED) webinar series beginning TODAY at 2pm ET. Online registration is still open!

World-renowned George Pitagorsky will serve as our facilitator for the series of 6 webinars covering Project Management and Long-Term Process Initiatives, with a focus on behavior skills. Click here to learn more about each webinar.

No need to travel! NAPT's 2015 LED initiative is easily accessible from the comfort of your office, home, and even your tablet! And all sessions will be recorded, so if one doesn't fit your schedule you'll still be able to access the recording.

Reserve your spot today!More

Thinking about the 18th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo
Co-presented by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and School Transportation News (STN), the Roadeo is held in conjunction with the Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference and Trade Show, which takes place March 20-25, 2015, at the Embassy Suites in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. Click here to register your team for the Roadeo today! We note: registration for the Roadeo and for the TSD Conference are separate.

What's Included with Roadeo Registration? Teams consist of one driver and one attendant. Registration for Teams and Judges includes:

Looking for NAPT CSNT (Certificate of Special Needs Transportation) credit? The TSD Conference offers NAPT-approved training courses with credits toward the Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Endorsement program and the new Certificate of Special Needs Transportation (CSNT) program. These Professional Development Series (PDS) courses require additional fees separate from the conference registration cost. Follow these steps to ensure you receive credit!
  1. Register for the TSD conference — click here
  2. Register for credit for NAPT-approved courses — click here
Questions regarding NAPT’s PDS registration process should be directed to NAPT at 800.989.6278. Questions about registration for the TSD conference should be directed to STN at 310.802.7802.More

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