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20th National Conference offers NAPT Special Needs Training Program
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Join your colleagues at the 20th National Conference & Exhibition of Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers in Kansas City, Mo., from March 11 to 16. All six courses of the NAPT Special Needs Training Program are on the program.

In addition to the SNT program, take part in more than 40 presentations and observe or compete in the 14th Annual Special Needs Team Safety ROADEO. For more information on the NAPT SNT program go to While you are there, please visit us at the NAPT Booth #118.

For more information on the Conference, go to or call 703-288-4088. Sign up now and save $100!

Web of popularity, achieved by bullying
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For many teenagers navigating the social challenges of high school, the ultimate goal is to become part of the "popular" crowd. But new research suggests that the road to high school popularity can be treacherous, and that students near the top of the social hierarchy are often both perpetrators and victims of aggressive behavior involving their peers. More

Obama goes DERA hunting, proposes killing retrofit program
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In his recently proposed budget, among the many programs President Barack Obama has proposed eliminating is the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant program, administered through the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the administration, "the marginal benefit of these individual retrofits is small given the large universe of existing diesel engines, and the grants only push forward in time reductions to emissions that would happen anyway, as the inventory of existing diesel engines turns over." More

SPECIAL NEEDS - New Driver Training Course

Transporting students with SPECIAL NEEDS requires a well trained special kind of driver. Finally, a comprehensive course aimed solely at the drivers is now available. Learn more at and request a free demo disk.

America's crossroads
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Through 10 presidential administrations and 28 sessions of Congress, Americans planned and paved a state-of-the-art highway network. Our roadways connect people with school and jobs. They carry products of agriculture and industry to market. They remain the world’s envy. Simply put: no modern interstates, no modern United States. More

Nearly 800,000 Dorel child-safety seats are recalled
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Almost 800,000 child seats are being recalled because their harnesses may not hold the child securely, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said recently. The recall covers a wide range of booster, convertible and infant seats, including some sold as part of a stroller travel system, made by the Dorel Juvenile Group of Columbus, Ind. More

Public transit is the right move: President's budget supports stronger communities, economic growth
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As President Barack Obama made clear in his State of the Union Address, if America hopes to win the future, we must out-build and out-innovate the rest of the world in order to grow our economy and create jobs. Investing in a modern transportation network is a perfect example of how we can equip future generations to compete in a global economy. More

Taser hopes to stun teens into not driving distracted
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Taser International has come out with a device that keeps teen drivers from using their cell phones in the car. The major feature of the Protector system will be its ability to shut down a teen's cell phone when the car's engine is running. Anyone calling the phone gets an automated message telling them that the driver can't answer right now because he or she is driving. More

Amtrak to expand free wireless
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Amtrak plans to expand the free wireless service it offers on its Northeast Corridor passenger trains this year. "In this digital age, it is more vital than ever that our customers have Internet connectivity while traveling," Emmett Fremaux Jr., Amtrak's vice president of marketing and product development, said in a statement. More

Fire department, Office of Highway Safety receive funds for child safety
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Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained in motor vehicles are a continuing safety issue nationwide. The Safe Kids USA Coalition reports that motor vehicle collisions are a major cause of death for children younger than 14. More

As US agencies put more value on a life, businesses fret
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As the players here remake the nation's vast regulatory system, they have been grappling with a subject that is more the province of poets and philosophers than bureaucrats: what is the value of a human life? The answer determines how much spending the government should require to prevent a single death. To protests from business and praise from unions, environmentalists and consumer groups, one agency after another has ratcheted up the price of life, justifying tougher — and more costly — standards. More

Study: Separate bikes-only lanes in cities cut injury rate
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Cyclists using special bike-only tracks that are physically separated from street traffic have fewer accidents compared to bikers pedalling alongside motor vehicles, a new study finds. "We found that there is a 28 percent lower injury rate when bicycling on cycle tracks, compared with bicycling in parallel and comparable roads," noted study lead author Anne Lusk, a research associate in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. More

Transporting Children With Disabilities, 4th Edition, by Dr. Linda F. Bluth, is available for purchase. NAPT members may purchase the Handbook for $14.99, plus shipping. The non-member rate is $24.99, plus shipping.

Transporting Children With Disabilities, 4th Edition contains useful definitions of transportation and related special education terms as well as characteristics of children with special needs and special considerations for transporting children with special needs. This popular publication also explains the legal basis for special needs transportation in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and contains information about new Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations.

To order your copy, please e-mail NAPT Marketing and Communications Specialist Lynn Martin today! To learn more about the new NAPT Special Needs Training program click here.

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