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National School Bus Safety Week Focuses on Danger Zone Awareness

Each year during the third full week of October, communities across the nation celebrate National School Bus Safety Week. It’s an opportunity for the school transportation community in particular to talk about the value of the school bus and educate others about school bus safety. This year’s theme, “Be Safe, Know the Danger Zone”, encourages students and motorists to be mindful of the potentially devastating results of getting within the 12-foot area around the outside of the school bus. To emphasize the importance of avoiding danger zone risk and foster conversation, the American School Bus Council (ASBC) has been circulating danger zone media and resources all month.

The members of ASBC encourage everyone to participate in National School Bus Safety Week and start the conversation about Danger Zone safety in your community. Please visit napt.org/nsbsw for more information, and be sure to tag ASBC in your social media posts.

NYAPT issued a news release to all state-wide media outlets supporting National School Bus Safety Week, along with encouraging caution around the school bus danger zone, reminding motorists to stop for the reds, and including a big THANK YOU for all our members do as school transportation professionals, and for their dedicated efforts in transporting our kids to and from school in these difficult times!  Their contributions to the educational process and school children across the state cannot be understated!  Click here to read the PRESS RELEASE.

IN THE NEWS

WHY BE A BUS DRIVER?   These drivers tell you why!  10/22/2021

(Credit to Rochester Area Transportation Supervisors Association and Gates Chili CSD - thank you for sharing!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS8_U8zoRZI

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STN NEWSFLASH 10/14/2021

ESSER Funds Approved for School Bus Drivers

Senator Seeks Guidance on ESSER Funds for Hiring, Retaining School Bus Drivers

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging clear guidance for states and school districts on how ESSER funds can be used for hiring and recruiting school bus drivers as well as ensuring them adequate compensation.

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TRUCKINGINFO.COM 10/08/2021

NEW RULES CLOSES DRUG OR ALCOHOL TESTING LOOPHOLE

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10153492/new-rule-closes-cdl-loophole-for-drivers-with-drug-or-alcohol-testing-restrictio

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VOX 9/23/2021

AMERICA'S CAR CRASH EPIDEMIC

https://www.vox.com/22675358/us-car-deaths-year-traffic-covid-pandemic

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9/19/2021 Governor Hochul Addresses School Bus Driver Shortage

  • State Launching Outreach to More Than 550,000 Commercial Driver's License Holders in New York State
  • Governor Directs State Agencies to Utilize Creative Approaches to Support Schools
  • Recruitment of Drivers and Expand Commercial Driver's License Testing Sites

PRESS RELEASE

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9/2/2021 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT DETERMINATION

On September 2, 2021, the New York State Department of Health issued a determination requiring all school personnel, including bus drivers and contracted bus drivers, to submit proof of full vaccination or submit to weekly testing for the COVID-19 virus.  This is not a requirement to be vaccinated, rather vaccination exempts you from weekly testing. This takes effect immediately.  

Click on Commissioner's Determination to read the entire Commissioner's Determination on COVID-19 Testing.

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NBCNEWYORK.COM 9/1/2021

DRIVER SHORTAGE - BAYSHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/school-bus-operators-struggle-to-find-drivers-ahead-of-school-year/3241219/

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YAHOO.COM 9/1/2021

FAYETTE COUNTY BUS DRIVER ON DRIVER SHORTAGE

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m-fayette-county-bus-driver-130809938.html?guccounter=1

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NYSED 8/12/21

NYSED Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year


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6/11/2021

The CPI for the 2021-2022 School Year is 3.2%.


NYAPT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS

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BOARD MEETING

Next Board Meeting December 11, 2021

June 12, 2021 Minutes have been posted, Annual Meeting Minutes, and September 26, 2021, Meeting Minutes Coming Soon at Board Minutes (Members Only)


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened up two School Bus Rebate programs this week. These programs provide funding to replace older diesel buses with cleaner school buses. 

Note: The new ARP rebates exclusively fund electric school bus replacements at a rebate amount of $300,000 per bus, but the rebates are narrowly targeted to school districts estimated to have high student poverty levels. School districts and private fleets serving public schools must check the eligibility list at the link above to determine if they qualify to apply to this new program. The ARP rebate webpage also includes a table comparing the two rebate programs. 

You will find separate applications, program guides, and FAQs at the two sites above. The programs will follow the same timeline, with applications due by Friday, November 5, 2021, at 4pm EST.

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Webinar Series - Planning for an Electric Bus Fleet

(Sponsored by Leonard Bus Sales, Inc.)

NYAPT is pleased to announce a webinar series scheduled to begin in October 2021 focusing on the implementation of electric vehicles in your bus fleet. This FALL 2021 ELECTRIC VEHICLE WEBINAR SERIES will be presented by Kyle Buying, P.E. , Co-Founder and Principal at Cornice Technology, a company that provides products and services in support of the EV industry. Topics include Planning for an Electric Bus Fleet , Understanding Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure and Understanding Electricity as a Fuel . Each topic will be presented in a one-hour format with time for questions at the end.

So mark your calendars! These informational webinars are scheduled for October 14, 28 and November 4 th from 11:00 AM – noon.

Go to NYAPT-SPONSORED UPCOMING EVENTS on this Page to register!


THANK YOU

To our 2021 NYAPT Industry Leaders - "Our Family Transporting Your Family!"

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