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  • NAPT® and NAPT Foundation® Announce New Industry Leadership Role for Mike Martin

    • Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    NAPT® President Rick Grisham and NAPT Foundation® President Steve Kalmes, CDPT are pleased to announce Mike Martin has been named Managing Director of the NAPT® Collaborative, a strategic initiative to address the many social, political, economic and technical trends in the U.S. that affect how children are transported to and from school.    

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  • NAPT® Sees New Board Leadership

    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Rick Grisham, Ed.S., CDPT, Director of Student Transportation Services at Richland School District One (SC), is the new NAPT® President and welcomes three new members to the Board.

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  • NAPT® Board Finalizing New Strategic Plan

    • Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    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”, said Grisham. “We want to not only remain in the forefront of conversation about it, but we also want to lead the change, to BE the change, whenever possible.”

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  • NAPT, NASDPTS and NSTA Release Findings of School Bus Driver Shortage Survey

    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recently conducted a joint survey of America's shortage of school bus drivers. The results confirm what many have been saying. 

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