American School Bus Council Partnership

As a member of NAPT, you're fueling the association's work as a founding partner of the American School Bus Council (ASBC) to educate parents, school officials, lawmakers, and the public as a whole about the essential role the yellow school bus plays in the safety, health, security and readiness of America's schoolchildren.

NAPT is a working partner in the American School Bus Coucil, a coalition of the school transportation community -- including public and private transportation providers, school bus manufacturers and state officials responsible for pupil transportation. Council members are committed to providing safe, effective, and efficient transportation for the more than 25 million schoolchildren who ride more than 480,000 school buses each day.

Fellow Council members include NASDPTS (National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services), NSTA (National School Transportation Association), Blue Bird Corp. of Fort Valley, Ga., IC Bus Corporation of Lisle, Ill., and Thomas Built Buses of High Point, N.C.

To learn more about ASBC and NAPT's involvement, visit

Love the Bus began in 2007 and is held every February. It is a month-long celebration of the importance of the yellow school bus, with a particular focus on thanking school bus drivers for safely transporting 25 million children to and from school every day. Love the Bus events are held at schools, school bus facilities, and other locations across the country. The events raise awareness and appreciation for the experience of riding the bus to and from school, and recognize the diverse set of individuals whose daily efforts make the yellow school bus part of the fabric of American life. 

Share your stories, video and photos with us on Facebook and Twitter — be sure to use #LovetheBus so everyone can see what you're doing.