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CARB certifies next-generation propane engine in Blue Bird school buses to lowest NOx in market

ROUSH CleanTech is the first original equipment manufacturer to receive California Air Resources Board’s 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour certification for 2022 model year vehicles. The optional ultra-low CARB certification is 90% cleaner than current emissions standards for nitrogen oxides. The new engine certification covers ROUSH CleanTech Gen 5 propane engines for Blue Bird school […]

DOT, Dept. Of Education announce temporary waiver to help increase the number of school bus drivers nationwide

To help states and municipalities that are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers recruit new hires, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in coordination with the Department of Education, today announced it would give states the option of waiving the portion of the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills test that requires school bus […]

Cecil County Public Schools and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office launch safety initiative to protect students at school bus stops

  Cecil County Public Schools and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with BusPatrol to launch a new school bus safety program. Starting Monday, January 3, all 180 school buses in the district will be equipped with safety technology to safeguard students both inside and outside of the bus. The program includes cloud-connected stop-arm cameras […]

NAPT® Board finalizing new strategic plan

NAPT® President Rick Grisham reports that the Board has been working collaboratively over the last few weeks to develop a new strategic plan. “The school transportation landscape is changing rapidly and significantly,” Grisham said. “We want to not only remain in the forefront of conversation about it, but we also want to lead the change, […]

Teena Mitchell appointed NAPT acting president-elect

NAPT Region 2 Director Teena Mitchell, CDPT, CSNT, coordinator of special needs transportation for the Greenville County (South Carolina) Schools, will serve for the next 11 months as NAPT’s acting President-elect. Mitchell was appointed by her peers on the NAPT Board to fill a vacancy. “I am honored my colleagues on the Board have chosen […]

NAPT ACTS!® The Road Show accepting registrations

Registration for ACTS!® The Road Show, scheduled for March 28 – 30, 2022, at the Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria, is now open. ACTS! The Road Show is designed to foster strategic conversations, align our professional insights, and provide a space for creative and collaborative problem-solving. All student transportation directors and supervisors are […]

Dutchess County launches school bus safety program to protect children, stop dangerous drivers

  Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today the County has partnered with BusPatrol to launch a school bus safety program, tackling the issue of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses. As part of the partnership, more than 1,000 school buses across Dutchess County have access to advanced safety technology at zero cost to local […]

Methacton School District upgrades school bus fleet, launches safety initiative

  Methacton School District has launched a new partnership dedicated to student safety with BusPatrol and the district’s transportation provider, First Student. The district’s fleet of 100 school buses will be equipped with stop-arm cameras to deter drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses in Lower Providence Township and Worcester Township. The camera system is […]

NAPT Spearheads Coalition Recommending Policy Changes to Address Driver Shortage

NAPT and more than a dozen other K-12 organizations recently sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttegieg conveying four specific recommendations for changes in federal policy to help abridge the current shortage of school bus drivers. Why it matters: NAPT and the other organizations believe the changes “will provide meaningful relief and […]

Melody Coniglio, CDPT, CSNT, and Kimberly Rentner win NAPT® elections

Coniglio, Director of Transportation for the Kenston (OH) Local Schools, received the most votes among the 3 candidates participating in the election for a new NAPT® Region 3 Director. Coniglio outpolled John Benish, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of Cook-Illinois Corporation, and Katrina Falk, Director of Transportation for the Shelby Eastern (IN) Schools, to […]