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Lessons Learned as NASDPTS President

Michael LaRocco reflects on his tenure I recently finished my two-year tenure as president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), an organization comprised of state and national leaders which provides leadership, assistance and motivation to the nation’s school transportation community with the goal of providing safe, secure, efficient, economical, […]

Over 1.4 million pieces of PPE delivered to local consumers and service providers

Today, the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) announced the delivery over 1.4 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to more than 4,900 individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and caretakers. PPE has allowed consumers and families to continue receiving services, accessing the community, and participating in everyday meaningful and necessary activities in […]

NAPT comments regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution

This week the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) shared comments with the Center for Disease Control Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding recommendations for phased allocation of Covid-19 vaccines. The letter reads as follows: First, THANK YOU. We recognize and appreciate the importance of prioritizing the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and are grateful for […]

FCC votes to reallocate 5.9 GHz “Safety Spectrum”

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously on November 18th to split up the 5.9 GHz communication frequency previously reserved for use in transportation. According to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, there is “a pressing need for us to allocate additional spectrum” for Wi-Fi, noting the coronavirus pandemic underscored the fact that “consumers need access and […]

NAPT and Zonar announce winners of the 2020 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant

  Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, and the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), today announced the winners of the 2020 Don Carnahan Grant. The seven school district winners will each receive up to $50,000 in donations of Zonar’s industry-leading fleet management hardware and student tracking technology. As school districts look to keep […]

Pro-Vision and Kajeet partner to outfit school buses with Wi-Fi and safety technology

Pro-Vision Video Systems, a leader in mobile video solutions, announced today it has partnered with Kajeet® , a leading provider of IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students, enterprises, state and local governments and IoT solution providers, to provide internet connectivity and video recording solutions for school buses. Through […]

Kansas City Public Schools adds 171 propane school buses

  Recognizing an opportunity to reduce emissions and noise, Kansas City Public Schools replaced aging diesel school buses with propane autogas school buses. By the Numbers 171 propane autogas school buses. 16,000 annual miles traveled per bus. 500,000 gallons of propane autogas per school year. 60 percent reduction in fuel cost. Making the Switch Kansas […]

Proterra announces president of Powered and Energy business units

Proterra today announced Gareth Joyce as President of its Proterra Powered and Energy business units. As President of Proterra Powered and Energy, Gareth will lead Proterra’s growing business as a provider of its electric vehicle technology to commercial manufacturers and charging infrastructure solutions for heavy-duty electric fleets. In his role, Gareth will report directly to […]

BusPatrol partners with Suffolk County to safeguard children to and from school

Students that take the school bus to and from school in Suffolk County will now be protected by advanced safety technology, thanks to a new partnership with BusPatrol. BusPatrol is a safety tech company based in Virginia which equips entire school bus fleets with stop-arm enforcement technology at zero cost to school districts or municipalities. […]

IC Bus Kicks Off Electric Bus Tour Through California

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 IC Bus kicked off its electric bus tour – a two-week, eight stop event that brings its production model CE Series Electric bus to school districts and IC Bus® dealerships across California. Joined by In-Charge Energy, a leading energy and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure solutions company and partner of Navistar, as well […]