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ASBC responds to U.S. DOT strategic plan, lack of school bus provisions
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The American School Bus Council, after seeing no mention of school buses in the U.S. Department of Transportation's recently released five-year strategic plan, sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last week that details the benefits of the yellow bus and how they fit in with the plan's goals. More

DOT's proposed strategic plan a welcome start
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Our National Transportation Policy hasn't been revised or restated since 1940. This has been corrected with the Department of Transportation's (DOT) April 15 release of a draft of its strategic plan for FY 2010–FY 2015, "Transportation for a New Generation." It is billed as an outcome-driven plan that addresses what DOT feels, at least, are the main transportation system and policy concerns. More

Spend school bus safety money wisely
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The death of a kindergarten student on a school bus in Muskingum County earlier this month has revived an old controversy in Ohio. It is whether public school buses should be required to have seat belts for passengers. A state lawmaker already has said she plans to introduce a bill that would require passenger seat belts on new school buses by 2014. More

Give yourself permission to manage
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Employee empowerment. Collaborative decision making. Servant leadership. These are the leadership buzzwords of contemporary management. With each of these phrases, a manager is provided a mental picture of how a good leader leads an organization. These phrases describe styles that are effective and important for managers to adapt to their own settings. More

Bus simulator steers drivers toward safe-T
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The bus cab simulator at the Charlestown bus garage have newly hired MBTA drivers, along with experienced ones who have been in accidents, train in a computer mashed-up environment that mimics the real hazards they confront every day. “The highlight of the simulator is to put a driver in a high-risk situation in a low-risk environment,” senior MBTA instructor Ed Tighe said. 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: MORE

What should transportation departments do for electric cars?
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Much of the policy debate over electric vehicles has focused on their impact on the environment and energy consumption. For instance, when the federal government gave out more than $2 billion in stimulus money for electric vehicle technology last year, it was the Energy Department that selected the 48 winning projects. More

MapNet Transportation

Trapeze MapNet's optimization routing tools can determine the best and safest stop placements, optimum routes and multiple bell-time scenarios for your organization.

Managing your numbers is essential for growth
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Do you want to do everything you possibly can to ensure the survival and growth of your company? Of course you do. Well, one of the most essential skills that you can bring to your company is understanding, tracking, and using certain numbers. This numeracy--thinking in numbers--is a vital, vital skill. More

AngelTrax's Virtual Synchronized Mapping (VSM™ ) provides absolute GPS accuracy synchronized with recorded video footage

VSM™ eliminates the guesswork on bus location during an event and monitors the precise route of the bus, providing conclusive evidence of boarding and departure.

NTSB: distracted driving led to fatal Arizona bus crash
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that last year’s fatal tour bus accident near Dolan Springs, Ariz., was a result of the driver being distracted by his manipulation of the driver’s side door as he was traveling about 70 mph on a divided highway. As the driver attended to the door, the vehicle drifted out of its lane. The driver then made an abrupt steering maneuver to correct the drift resulting in a loss of directional control of the medium-sized bus. More

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Espar Independent Heating Systems enable drivers to pre-heat their school buses offering warm starts, defrosted windows and a safe and comfortable environment for students, all without engine idling.


NAPT Has A New Website!

The National Association for Pupil Transportation is pleased to announce the launch of its re-designed website. The new homepage provides uncluttered, one-click access to a wide variety of information, including all of NAPT's communication, leadership, education, advocacy and resource projects. The new site also features enhanced registration tools for NAPT events, including the 2010 NAPT Summit, the association's 36th Annual Conference & Trade Show set for October 30 through November 4 in Portland, Ore.

"This is the most comprehensive communication system we have ever had," said NAPT President Linda F. Bluth, Ed.D. "It provides the connection we need to keep members informed and involved in the current activities of the association."

Current NAPT Members receive exclusive and unrestricted access to the entire site via the Members Only portal. Log-in is easy - go to and enter your primary email address (the address where you currently receive email from us) as your user name and the password "napt3614". You will be required change your password upon log-in so please remember to store it in a safe, easy to remember place.

To facilitate a smooth transition, the old website will remain in use until July 1. You will be able to log in and get information from both sources, but only will be updated. After that date and will be identical and you will be able to use either to access our new website.

Questions and feedback should be directed to Brianne Peck, NAPT Member Services Specialist, at, Josh Bresett, NAPT Education and IT Specialist at, or Lynn Martin, NAPT Marketing and Communication Specialist at


October 30 - November 4

NAPT is climbing the summit in Portland, Oregon, this year and our 36th Annual Conference & Trade Show offers something for everyone. Visit us online and watch for updates on the program and see why getting to the NAPT Summit should be at the top of your "to-do list" in 2010. Make your hotel reservation.

2010 NAPT Summit Program Announcement! The NAPT Board of Directors and the NAPT Program Committee are pleased to announce the release of the tentative program and list of workshops that will be available at the 2010 NAPT Summit. View the tentative program for a list of Workshop Topics and download a copy of the Conference Registration form. For additional information visit NAPT's home page.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!


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 email NAPT Marketing and Communications Specialist Lynn Martin today! To learn more about the new NAPT Special Needs Training program click here.
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.To get real Ground Traffic Control™ visit or call 1.877.843.3847.
Synovia's Time and Attendance capabilities will help you eliminate wasteful spending and increase the accountability from your drivers. Our software integrates seamlessly with many payroll systems, helping you save money on payroll and administrative time and helping streamline an otherwise manual process. For high value and unbeatable ROI, visit us online at or call 1.877.SYNOVIA.
BusBoss™ Express
BusBoss™ Express is a complete routing and scheduling, student transportation software program designed specifically for customers transporting less than 1000 students. School districts with smaller budgets benefit from a lower cost, yet highly functional routing and scheduling application. To find out more on how BusBoss™ Express can save your operation time and money visit us online at or call (866) 740-8994 for a FREE internet or onsite software demonstration.

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