• The yellow bus,
    and professionals behind the wheel,

    connect what matters - safely and efficiently.

  • Discover a number of educational opportunities through NAPT’s Professional Development Series (PDS)

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Membership

The school transportation industry's largest and most diverse membership organization, NAPT provides the tools and information designed to advance industry professionals and leaders.

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Providing tools to assist you in making intelligent decisions with your pupil transportation departments' safety and efficiency in mind.

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education

Take your career to the next level. NAPT offers a variety of professional development and certification opportunities to help you succeed.

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Conference

The annual NAPT Conference & Trade Show is consistently recognized as the premier school transportation conference in the nation.

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Connecting What Matters

Student transportation professionals play a critical role in education and local communities. We are a direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom, connecting children with classrooms; developing athletes with arenas; young musicians with the stage; future scientists with laboratories, and so much more. This video illustrates just how the iconic yellow bus contributes to a successful educational enterprise.

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  • Collaborating to End Illegal Passing Fatalities

    • Monday, December 17, 2018

    The inordinate number of student pedestrian fatalities in the last few months has brought the problem of cars and light trucks illegally passing stopped school buses to national attention. In December 2018, I sent letters to federal safety officials, and to my counterparts at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and National Sheriff's Association requesting their help and offering to partner with them and collaborate with them to stem the tide and save lives.

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  • Back to Basics: Partners in Student Safety In and Around the School Bus

    • Monday, November 26, 2018

    The  2018-19 school year has not started out in the most favorable way for students and their families across our nation. Unofficial data derived through media outlets have identified 12 student fatalities that occurred while loading or unloading our school buses. One happened in August, one happened in September, eight students lost their lives in October, and two students lost their lives in November of 2018. These are sobering statistics and we grieve for the families who lost their children.

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  • Cars That Illegally Pass a Stopped School Bus: What do you think?

    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    As a community of people dedicated to the safe transportation of more than 26 million children to and from school, we are astounded by the number of cars that illegally pass stopped school buses each day.   Illegal passing is defined as at least one motorist passing a school bus with its federally mandated stop arm deployed and red lights flashing when picking up or dropping off students.

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  • AAP Releases Policy Statement

    • Monday, April 30, 2018

    Today the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement entitled: The School Bus Transportation of Children With Special Health Care Needs. With this statement, they provide current guidance for the protection of child passengers with specific health care needs.

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