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Carroll County Public Schools teams with BusPatrol to record speeding cars while dropping off students

As students prepare to head back to school in Carroll County, the school system is teaming up with a company to try and reduce the number of cars illegally zooming past buses. All of the school system’s buses will be equipped with advanced stop arm enforcement technology, including cameras, GPS tracking and more. The company […]

Navistar agrees in principle to TRATON buyout

Navistar International Corporation issued a response from its Board of Directors to the letter it received from TRATON SE on October 14. Following discussions between Navistar and TRATON, Navistar’s Board of Directors confirmed that it would be prepared to move forward with a transaction in which TRATON would acquire Navistar for $44.50 per share in […]

Indiana school district deploys Blue Bird electric school bus to increase sustainability

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) has received a Blue Bird electric-powered school bus as part of a sustainability movement. BCSC was awarded funding from the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund that provided significant subsidies for the school bus along with the necessary charging infrastructure. The leader in electric powered school buses, Blue Bird has […]

Indiana’s largest school district goes live with Tyler Technologies’ cloud-based enterprise resource planning solution

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced that Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) in Indiana has successfully gone live with Tyler’s Munis® cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. IPS implemented Munis on-premises in 2005, using the solution to manage its financials, human resources, payroll, and content management. After conducting a business process review in 2017, the district […]

IC Bus announces ultra-low NOx propane engine offering for CE Series school bus

IC Bus announced in October the availability of a new 8.8 liter ultra-low nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions propane engine for its CE Series school bus. The engine, which was produced and purpose-built for the school bus industry as a collaboration between IC Bus and Power Solutions International (PSI), recently received certification from the U.S. Environmental […]

Industry advocates question why CERTS Act is being ignored

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA), American Bus Association (ABA), United Motorcoach Association (UMA), and Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) are asking why the bi-partisan Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act (S 4150/HR 7642) is being ignored as discussions continue on Capitol Hill on the next stimulus package. The coalition released the following statement: […]

NYAPT calls for bus drivers’ tax credit, electrification of NY school buses

  The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is advocating in 2021 for two major initiatives in New York: New York State Tax Credit to address school bus driver shortage: The school bus driver shortage is reaching critical levels in New York. The initial cost of becoming a licensed school bus driver in New […]

ASBC Campaign Promotes Health and Safety Benefits of Yellow School Buses

The six stalwart industry organizations that comprise the coalition known as the American School Bus Council (ASBC) have recently launched a multi-media marketing and public relations campaign to promote the health and safety benefits of the iconic yellow school bus. The campaign highlights new protocols that have been widely implemented during the pandemic, like increased […]

NAPT Update on COVID-19

The National Association for Pupil Transportation joins with other national organizations to bring our members timely and useful information related to the current national outbreak of so-called ‘coronavirus’, officially named COVID-19. LOCAL STATEMENTS NAPT suggests that school transportation professionals work with their school leadership to issue a statement to parents about cleanliness on their school […]

NHTSA Issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Seat Belt Use Warning Systems

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP–21) directed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to initiate rulemaking that would amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection,” to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. On September 30, 2019, the agency […]