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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.


  • We Need Your Help: CDC Survey on Teacher, School Staff and Childcare Worker Vaccination

    • Thursday, March 25, 2021

    On March 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directed states to get all teachers, school staff, early childhood educators, and early childhood staff their first COVID-19 vaccination by the end of the month. NAPT® has been asked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to share their survey to help them learn about attitudes and behaviors regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

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  • Reducing COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Risks on Public Transportation Buses: An Empirical Study on Aerosol Dispersion and Control

    • Monday, March 1, 2021

    This study is one of the first COVID-19 related bus studies to fully characterize cough aerosol dispersion and control in the highly turbulent real-world environment of driving regular bus routes on both a school bus and a transit bus. While several other bus studies have been conducted, they were limited to clinical contact tracing, simulation, or partial characterization of aerosol transmission in the passenger areas with constraint conditions.

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  • U.S. Department of Education Issues Transportation Considerations for School Opening

    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    On the same day the CDC released its new school opening guidelines, the US Department of Education disseminated an updated version of their Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools, which contains more in-depth transportation considerations.

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  • NAPT and NREL Partner to Produce New Educational Series Called “Electric School Buses: From Zero to Sixty”

    • Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT®) is excited to announce a new partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The organizations are creating a multi-part educational series entitled “Electric School Buses: From Zero to Sixty,” designed to help both school transportation service providers and other K-12 administrators begin transitioning their fleets from diesel fuel, gasoline, and propane to electric power.  The move was spurred by President Biden's “Build Back Better” plan to make all American-made buses zero-emission by 2030.  The plan starts with the U.S. school bus fleet, which would convert within five years.

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