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2011 NAPT Summit agenda available online! Click here to view.

Join us Oct. 22-27 in Cincinnati for an action-packed event featuring workshops, professional growth opportunities, an unparalleled trade show and much more!

We will provide frequent updates about program content. In the meantime, feel free to register and reserve your hotel room.

For all summit-related information, please visit and click on the "Annual Summit" tab.

Exhibitors, please log on to for exhibitor packets, business partner applications and Freeman show services information.


2011 Election Dates & Deadlines

NAPT Elections Committee Chair Peter F. Mannella has announced the following dates and deadlines for the 2011 NAPT election:

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS — Any NAPT member seeking to vote by absentee ballot must send a written request for a ballot to NAPT headquarters. All requests must be received no later than the close of business Sept. 8.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAILED TO VOTERS — Official absentee ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters no later than Sept. 23.

ABSENTEE BALLOT RETURN — All absentee ballots must be received at NAPT headquarters no later than Oct. 12.

Election Day is Wednesday, Oct. 26. Elections will be held in Cincinnati on the trade show floor from 10 a.m.–noon.

Questions about the election should be directed to

Currently available in our ONLINE Shopping Cart:
PDS 101 — Student Transportation Orientation
PDS 201 — Business Writing
PDS 202 — Presentation Skills
PDS 203 — Communications Skills for Transportation Professionals
PDS 204 — Team Communication Strategies
PDS 205 — Managing the Media
PDS 208 — Parent, Administrator, Board and Public Outreach
PDS 301 — Basic School Transportation Accounting
PDS 302 — Budget Development
PDS 303 — Procurement and Budget Management
PDS 402 — Managing Human Resources
PDS 403 — Labor Contract Negotiations and Management
PDS 405 — Student Needs & Management
PDS 501 — Overseeing a Fleet Maintenance Program
PDS 502 — Advanced Shop Maintenance
PDS 503 — School Bus Specifications
PDS 601 — School Bus Routing & Scheduling I
PDS 602 — School Bus Routing & Scheduling II
PDS 605 — School Transportation Contract Management
PDS 606 — Risk Management and Emergency Planning
PDS 702 — Personal Skills for Managers
PDS 703 — Personal Skills – Time Management
PDS 901 — School Transportation Security Assessment
PDS 902 — Crisis Communication

NAPT members pay just $40 per course! You can sign up for any of these classes by clicking here. Available to non-members for $100.

Or visit our website, for more information.

To find out more about our partner in this endeavor, School Training Solutions, please visit


Christopher Hart sworn in for second term as NTSB vice chairman
National Transportation Safety Board    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Christopher Hart recently was sworn in for his second two-year term as NTSB vice chairman. He became a board member for the second time on Aug. 12, 2009, and six days later was designated as vice chairman by President Barack Obama. Vice Chairman Hart had previously served as an NTSB board member from 1990 to 1993. More

Feds to begin testing connected vehicles
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is beginning real-world trials of cars equipped with prototype vehicle-to-vehicle technology, deploying a communication network where cars can talk with one another to increase overall road safety. Starting in August 2012, the agency will begin gathering data from 3,000 cars equipped with wireless communication technology. Known as The Safety Pilot, the trials will run for one year in Ann Arbor, Mich., to provide data for setting V2V standards and determining what data streams are most helpful. More

Fewer Americans plan Labor Day travel
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Motorist group AAA forecasts that only 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, a 2.4 percent decrease from the 32.3 million who traveled a year ago. More

Kindergartners go on first bus 'adventure'
Montgomery News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first day of school should now be a lot easier for new students — and their parents — after they experienced the first bus ride together through Wissahickon's Kindergarten Adventure program in Ambler, Pa. The soon-to-kindergartners had the chance to ride the bus to school with a parent or guardian and meet their building principal during events at the district's five elementary schools. More

New MADD president continues the fight for safer roads
Department of Transportation Fastlane    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefThe DOT and its safety partners have worked hard to achieve several year over year reductions in traffic fatalities in America, but the work is far from finished. One of the most pressing challenges we have is continuing to combat drunk driving. In an ongoing effort to stop this deadly epidemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently conducting its annual Labor Day enforcement crackdown on drunk driving. More

Congress heads for another showdown over transportation funding
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State transportation officials are fearful that another congressional stalemate next month could shut down highway and transit construction projects nationwide and put thousands of people out of work. Facing a Sept. 30 deadline, officials are mindful of the deadlock that occurred this month over extension of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. More

When students run the help desk
THE Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Help desks are a crucial component of all 1:1 computer initiatives, and are usually manned by one or more IT staffers who handle the litany of questions, concerns and problems that accompany any new system-wide technology rollout. At Burlington High School in Burlington, Mass., Principal Pat Larkin is taking a different approach by putting students in charge of the school's help desk, which is supporting an iPad rollout of more than 1,000 units this fall. More

New rules protecting international fliers are in effect
Fox Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New consumer protection rules intended to enhance international travel for fliers by limiting tarmac wait times and compensating passengers for denied boarding went into effect Aug. 23. Under the mandates by the U.S. Department of Transportation, airlines must let passengers deplane if an international flight is to remain on a U.S. tarmac for more than four hours, pay customers a higher compensation fee if they are denied boarding or bumped from flights, and disclose all fees for optional aviation services prominently on carriers' websites. More

Evacuation drills saved lives on burning school bus
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VideoBrief A group of Southeast Polk, Iowa, school bus riders are safe because of years of training and safety drills. The drills came in handy recently when a school bus caught fire and exploded. It's the law for every one of Iowa's 351 school districts. Students riding in 6,000 school buses across the state have to practice emergency evacuation drills every year. More

Singapore's system keeps traffic moving
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By financing roads primarily through taxes, our system imposes no premium for using the most sought-after roads at the most sought-after times — which helps explain why traffic is such a nightmare and destined to get worse. Nor does the U.S. system provide sufficient revenue to finance the massive expenditures needed to add new lanes or build new public transit systems. So what to do? 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 email 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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