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Ventura gets first plug-in hybrid electric school bus in Southern California
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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. More

School board plan for busing upsets parents
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Ottowa's Barrhaven public school parents say a plan to harmonize bus transportation with the Catholic board will make life difficult for many families as they struggle with changes to school start times. More

Shared Services & Collaboration: Ideas Ripe for the Times at TSD&P Conference
Learn more about how teaming can save you money during Workshop A at the 19th National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers. Tim Ammon of Management Partnership Services presents a "lesson-leaned session" based on his analysis of 19 sites using shared services. MORE

LISD heads to try hands at teaching
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Karen Garza was in her second month as Lubbock Independent School District superintendent last Aug. 14 when she announced to the annual convocation of school district employees she and her administrative team would substitute teach for half a day during the fall semester. More

Sen. Buttars to ax high school bus for 12th grade
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When times get tight, it's not unusual for schools to cut teachers, staff and activities. But busing for high school students? That's what at least one Utah lawmaker has in mind. And while many educators oppose getting rid of funding for high school busing, others say it's not such a crazy idea. More

Columbus and other districts aren't fully monitoring private bus drivers, despite state warning
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Three years after missing background checks brought Columbus schools to a standstill and sounded a statewide alarm, the district is unsure whether all the private bus drivers it uses are safe to drive kids, an audit says. More

Specialized Trip Software Maximizes Efficiency
EasyBus is the only software company in the industry focused primarily on software for managing field trips and charters, and now offers a special discount for educational institutions. If you need trip or charter software written "Just For You," you can learn more about our products, sign up for a personal demo, and get pricing at MORE

Hawaii's school board needs to be fixed, say three ex-governors
Honolulu Advertiser    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Prompted by widespread discontent over public school furloughs, three former Hawaii governors say it is time to overhaul the state's education system and they've drafted a manifesto of education reform. More

Police hit motorists with stiff fines for passing school buses
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Some of the reasons motorists give after they are nabbed for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing defy logic, said an officer in the town's traffic unit. More

Zonar's new K12™
Industry leading Zonar Systems now offers its professional grade GPS/Vehicle Telematics platform at an attractive new price point. Zonar's new K12™ was built specifically for the pupil transportation market and is available to NAPT members for $135.00. more

EDTA speeds up electric car timeline
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The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the industry's leading network for the electric vehicle industry, has created a new "action plan" for policymakers to continue the momentum in the coming year. More

Take the long view when negotiating with your vendors
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For many businesses, the prices your vendors ask can make or break you. And even if price is no object, your vendors' abilities to deliver products or services on time, while avoiding errors or damaged products can control the fate of your business. However, if you take care to negotiate contracts with your vendors that protect your business, you can create a long-term relationship that will help your business grow. More

Welcome to your Solution for Transportation Management Software
Our commitment is to support Transportation Departments in managing their responsibilities for safe, efficient, and effective student transportation.


Zonar Offers Lowest Price to NAPT Members - Again

Zonar Systems has announced the release of the K12™ GPS/Telematics Platform. Built specifically for the pupil transportation market, the K12 is based on the same DNA as the game changing V2J™ Vehicle Diagnostic Telematics Platform. The K12 is available to NAPT members for just $135.00 per unit and includes three months of free service - half the price of Zonar's 2009 offering.

While just 17 percent of the school buses in the United States are currently equipped with GPS/Telematics devices, it is quickly becoming standard equipment. Pupil transportation operators using this technology find they can become significantly more efficient, and quickly recover their investment.

Zonar is pleased to offer every NAPT member the opportunity to reduce the cost of implementing GPS/Telematics technology today. Visit for additional information.




Jeannette Sutton
Research Associate
Natural Hazards Center
University of Colorado at Boulder

WHEN: February 18, 2010

Webinar participants will learn about the uses of social media during the Virginia Tech school shooting as well as a number of other recent disaster events. Drawing from empirical research, the presenter will show how social media may be a useful strategy for internal and external communications in future crisis events.

Jeannette Sutton, Ph.D. is a disaster sociologist who specializes in the study of public responses to alerts and warnings. Her research area includes the uses of new technologies and social networks for crisis communication. She is research faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the co-founder of the Center for New Media and Resilience.



Gregg Marshall
President of Rep Connection, Inc.
Speaker, Author, Consultant
Webinar Title: Social Media, Part I

WHEN: March 17, 2010


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Peggy Burns and Mark Hinson

present Making Defensible Decisions, an 8-hour workshop during 19th TSD&P Conference.  More.

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Safety on the street is important, but did you know that the Bus Watch program starts on the inside of your buses? More info
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