About Us

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is the world’s premier market space for public and private student transportation service providers and the companies that provide valuable products and services to support safe school transportation. We believe transportation is integral to education, an invaluable component of a successful educational enterprise. Yellow school buses bring nearly 25 million children to and home from school every school day on regular route service; these buses also transport another 3 to 5 million children every school day on activity and field trips.

Who We Are

NAPT is the leading trade association in the student transportation industry, a vibrant and diverse community of people and organizations that share a passion for safe and efficient student transportation. We are a non-profit §501(c)(6) organization dedicated to helping our members engage in and influence policy making that will enhance operational safety and administrative efficiency.
With support of the NAPT Foundation Inc., NAPT’s §501 (c) (3) nonprofit affiliate, NAPT is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the student transportation professional and provides resources, education and ideas to enhance the power and performance of the student transportation industry.
NAPT Business Intelligence (NAPTBI LLC), NAPT’s for-profit subsidiary, provides business intelligence that helps student transportation departments operate safely and efficiently, save time and money, and simplify the business of running a student transportation department.

Our Core Values

This is how we treat people:
  • We always try to do the right thing, especially when we are trying to solve problems.
  • We value diversity and respect differences of opinion.
  • We listen, actively and closely, and then think, carefully, before we speak or act.
  • We take feedback seriously, especially constructive criticism. 
  • We try to treat people the way we want to be treated ourselves.
This is how we conduct business:
  • We believe in superior customer service, personalized whenever practicable.
  • We strive for excellence in everything we do, but if/when we fail, we promise to learn from the experience and do better next time.
  • We always try to make intelligent, data-driven decisions that help the student transportation industry and the association grow.
  • We partner with those who support us and want us to succeed.
  • We value and will vigorously protect the NAPT brand and all it represents in the student transportation industry. 

Our Vision...

NAPT's vision is to be first and foremost in leading, supporting and developing world-class professionals who provide safe and efficient pupil transportation for our children.