February 2017

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School bus pre- and post-trip inspections will likely always require drivers to physically walk around the school bus, and rightly so. But technology from several manufacturers is promising to make the process easier and more reliable, increasing efficiency in the shop and ensuring safety for the safest way for students to get to and from school.

NSTA Pushes South Carolina to Contract School Buses

The National School Transportation Association has urged the South Carolina to consider contracting out its student transportation as an alternative to replacing the state’s aging fleet of school buses.

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Transportation Taps Fed Funding for Full-Time Head Start

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded roughly $290 million to hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand the hours of service for enrolled children and increase essential transportation services. 

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North Carolina State Director Announces Retirement

The long-time transportation section chief for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and past president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, Derek Graham, said he plans to remain aligned to the school bus industry following his retirement on Feb. 28.

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Protecting School Bus Safety, Views from the Front Lines

This past November, attendees of the 2016 NAPT Summit conference took part in a TSA security demonstration where local law enforcement exhibited the capabilities of their tactical units in terminating critical situations involving school buses.

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