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What I’ve Learned in My School Transportation Career

Alfred Karam is retiring from school transportation leadership after nearly 25 years on ‘the job.’He has always been a leader and a strong advocate for excellence and diligence in our work. He is a demanding presence in the profession in New York and has often presented at national conferences on data-driven decision making, quality control […]

Member Spotlight: Joshua Griffin, Petersburg City Public Schools

  Joshua Griffin is transportation supervisor for Petersburg City Public Schools in Virginia. School BUSRide spoke with him about his district, his recent certifications, and his advice for his peers in the pupil transportation industry. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district. I started driving in 2006 in Caroline County, Virginia. From there, […]

How Transportation Teams Can Help Solve the Absenteeism Crisis

  Presented by HopSkipDrive Photos courtesy of HopSkipDrive   Ongoing, real-time assessment of students’ needs is critical to implementing innovative solutions that can make meaningful reductions in chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism has become one of the largest barriers to academic success for children in the United States. In fact, since the pandemic began, research shows […]

What we are about…

As a foremost authority on student transportation, NAPT is unabashedly and proudly a believer in the yellow school bus and the dedicated men and women who manage the fleets, drive the busses, and keep them operational. We believe that the research is very clear, the yellow school bus is the safest form of transportation for […]

Free training program to prevent danger zone child fatalities

  The School Bus Safety Company announced today that they have completely re-created and updated their training course – Preventing Danger Zone Accidents. Starting in 2010 and again in 2015 and 2018, The School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) updated and improved their training program – Preventing Danger Zone Accidents. SBSC provided copies of these training […]

EverDriven Technologies welcomes Danielle Press as Chief Growth Officer

  EverDriven Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled, supplemental student transportation, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Danielle Press as its new Chief Growth Officer. Danielle brings a wealth of expertise to the EverDriven team with an extensive background in driving growth for B2B and technology companies by developing and implementing innovative sales […]

Santa Cruz City Schools Prepares to Deploy All-Electric Type-A Buses by RIDE

Santa Cruz City Schools is somewhat unique in the state of California, in that it is comprised of two school districts governed by a single school board. Consisting of three high schools, two middle schools, four elementary schools, a continuation school, and charter school in Santa Cruz County, its transportation department also handles special needs/special […]

The School Year Realities…

For anyone who has ever worked for a school district you understand the rhythm and realities of the school year. July 1 to June 30 are the dates that we live by. So, April is the start of our tenth month and final quarter of the year. That means our NAPT members are knee deep […]

Impact of Trust on Organizational Culture and Driver Retention

A quick search on Google for “why do people leave jobs’’ will report a range of interesting reasons, but the general theme is often the same. The main reasons for leaving a job usually relate to company culture, lack of career growth, poor management, feeling unappreciated, and working for a lousy boss. These reasons influence […]


School BUSRide spoke with Kamin Samuel, PhD, an International Rapid Business Transformation Coach, about her thoughts on the state of the pupil transportation industry. Samuel will be the opening keynote speaker at NAPT ACTS, the 47th annual NAPT conference and trade show, this October. Kamin Samuel, PhD, is an international Rapid Transformation Business Advisor and […]