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    Descriptive info: .. Structure Committees.. Board of Directors.. Staff Consultants.. Industry Partnerships.. Press Room.. Contact NSTA.. Archive.. Newsletter Search.. Contractors.. Contractor Member Benefits.. Industry Suppliers & Manufacturers.. State Associations.. Public Members.. Latest News.. Urgent Action Items.. Position Statements.. NSTA's Go Yellow, Go Green Initiatives.. Legislation Tracker.. Advocacy Resources.. Annual Meeting Convention.. 2012 Speaker Presentations.. School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.. Past Winners.. 2012 Safety Competition Contestants.. Fall Board Meeting.. Midwinter Meeting.. Spring Meetings and Capitol Hill Bus-In.. Award Information and Applications.. 2012 Winners.. History of Past Winners.. Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program.. Grant Opportunities.. Why Outsource Your Transportation Service.. Facts About Outsourcing.. Trends in Privatization.. Contact a Contractor.. Outsourcing Contact Us.. NSTA has been the voice for private contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers for more than 40 years.. Our mission is to provide school transportation professionals with the tools and resources they need to make school buses safe, affordable, and efficient nationwide.. We believe that with the right information, training, and resources, school transportation professionals can strengthen their businesses.. and provide higher quality service to school districts.. NSTA & ASBC Move Offices.. The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and the American School Bus Council (ASBC) have moved to 122 South West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.. Read Full Story.. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Nominated For Secretary of Transportation.. NSTA Hosted Successful Annual Bus-In.. NSTA and ASBC Commemorate 10 Year Anniversary of the Clean School Bus Program.. EPA releases Second Report to Congress on the DERA Program.. FMCSA Ends Self Reporting of Out-of-State Convictions.. NTSB Likely to Make Recommendations on Inexperienced Drivers.. NTSA Welcomes Payless Shoesource!.. NSTA Awards Nomination Deadline Extended.. Safety & Security.. view all.. NRA Releases National School Shield Task Force Report.. The National Rifle Association (NRA) released its National School Shield Task Force Report yesterday.. The Task Force was for.. Security Training Work Group.. NSTA's Safety and Security Committee is requesting member participation in creating a school bus security training presentati.. IC Bus University.. IC Bus has released the dates for the 2013 IC Bus University training sessions.. Regulatory News.. The Federal Motor  ...   passage of the Clean School Bus progr.. We have extended the nomination deadline from April 30th to Friday, May 17th.. Member News.. The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and the American School Bus Council (ASBC) have moved to 122 South West.. As a new NSTA Vendor member, Payless® is excited to offer a 15% discount on all work and safety footwear, including our safeT.. NSTA's Safety and Security Committee is requesting member participation in the creation of a school bus security training pre.. NSTA Vendor Partners.. Workplace and Vehicle Safety Needs Daily Reinforcement.. Keeping your skills sharp and ensuring you have the most current information on laws, safety measures, school bus equipment,.. How Would You Respond?.. By: Keystone Insurance The recent tragedy in Alabama involving the fatal shooting of a school bus driver and the kidnapping.. Bus Parts Warehouse.. Check out these great deals brought to you by Bus Parts Warehouse! Get ready for springtime with discounted parts to ensure.. Find School Bus.. Safety Resources Here.. Thank You To.. Blue Bird Corporation.. IC Bus.. Thomas Built Buses.. Collins Bus Corp.. And all of our supplier and manufacturer members.. Looking for.. School Transportation?.. Search the NSTA database for a full listing of bus transportation contractors by state.. State.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. Armed Forces-AA.. Armed Forces-AE.. Armed Forces-AP.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Guam.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Puerto Rico.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virgin Islands.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. Alberta.. British Columbia.. Manitoba.. New Brunswick.. New Foundland and Labrado.. Northwest Territories.. Nova Scotia.. Nunavut.. Ontario.. Prince Edward Island.. Quebec.. Saskatchewan.. Yukon.. NSTA Newsletter.. If you are a member, you can access the newsletter in the members-only area.. If you aren't a member,.. click here.. to learn more about joining NSTA.. 2013 NSTA.. All Rights Reserved.. Sitemap.. Privacy Policy.. Terms of Use..

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    Descriptive info: Home.. About NSTA.. print page.. email a friend.. Mission.. NSTA has been the Washington voice for private contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers for more than 40 years.. Our mission is to provide school transportation professionals with the tools and resources they need to make school buses safe, secure, affordable, and efficient nationwide.. We believe that with the right information, training, and resources, school transportation professionals can strengthen their businesses and provide higher quality service to school districts.. History.. NSTA began in 1964 as the National Association of School Bus Contract-Operators (NASBCO).. The Association was formed by a small group of contract-operators and manufacturers who were unhappy about an unfair 10% excise  ...   1970's NASBCO was relocated to Washington D.. , in order to focus on safety efforts, research, lobbying, legal work, and the tracking of regulations impacting the pupil transportation industry, especially within the private sector.. NASBCO's name was soon changed to the National School Transportation Association and the membership grew to represent 22 states across the nation.. Despite the many changes in the industry over the last 40 years, NSTA has continued to produce a high quality of leadership, service, and integrity.. NSTA's Board of Directors, Committees, and members continuously work hard to better the industry and the Association.. Learn More About NSTA.. |.. Board of Directors.. Staff Consultants.. Partnerships.. Featured Headlines..

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    Descriptive info: One of the best aspects of NSTA are the committees.. NSTA Committees are the driving force behind all of the Association's initiatives and activities.. Committees are made up of members with staff and consultant liaisons.. There are a 14 committees:.. Association and Industry Development Committee:.. The Association and Industry Development Committee is responsible for most association activities pertaining to the promotion and health of the Association as well as the promotion of the school bus contracting industry.. The committee is chaired by Rob Nelson of Dousman Transport.. There are 5 sub-committees you can join:.. Membership Committee:.. The membership committee is focused on the growth and retention of the NSTA membership and developing new member benefits that will provide additional value to the association.. This committee is chaired by John Benish of Cook-Illinois and works closely with NSTA staff.. Marketing Communications:.. The Committee keeps members up-to-date on association activities, industry news, and important legislative activities, foster peer-to-peer communications between members, enhances communications between committees to improve efficiency and create cohesiveness and develops a standard operating procedure for internal and external communications.. This committee is chaired by Bobbie Hartman of First Student and works closely with NSTA staff.. Business Development:.. The Business Development Committee s mandate is to help contractors grow market share and to develop opportunities to get more children on the yellow bus.. This committee is chaired by Kellie Dean of Dean Transportation and works closely with NSTA Staff.. Awards Meeting Planning:.. The Awards and Meeting Planning Committee is responsible for NSTA s Awards program and developing the program for NSTA s Annual Meeting and Convention, Mid-Winter Meetings and all other NSTA meetings.. The committee is chaired by is Gail Hyser of Wilson Bus Service who works closely with NSTA s Meeting Planner, Jennifer Hickey Bruce and the NSTA Staff.. Strategic Planning:.. This committee works to develop the NSTA Strategic Plan and then assists the committees in implementing the plan.. The committee just finished its work on the 2010 2013 Strategic Plan and will spend the  ...   First, it provides the Association with regular updates on research, new product development, services, innovations on equipment and operations as well as best practices to guide the policy making of the Board of Directors.. Secondly, the committee focuses on the needs of NSTA s supplier and manufacturer members to incorporate their needs into NSTA s agenda and find new ways to foster meaningful interactions between supplier and manufacturer members and the contractor members.. This committee is chaired by Bob Pudlewski and works closely with NSTA Office staff.. Safety and Security:.. This committee oversees the planning and execution of the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition, gets involved with any safety and security issues that need to be addressed, and advises the Regulatory and Legislative Committees on safety and security issues.. This committee is chaired by Gary Catapano of First Student and works closely with NSTA Office staff.. Site Selection:.. The Site Selection Committee is an ad hoc committee pursuing the location of future conventions and meetings.. Standing Committees.. Finance:.. The Finance Committee oversees the finances of the Association including the creation of an annual operating budget and provides oversight on all financial matters.. This committee is chaired by Bob Pape of Dell Transportation.. Bylaws:.. The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the bylaws and presents changes to the NSTA Board of Directors.. Nominating Committee:.. The key roled of the Nominating Committee is to identify current members to serve on the Board of Directors and as officers of the Board.. A slate of officers is presented every other year to the members at the Annual Meeting.. This committee is chaired by Donnie Fowler of Fowler Bus Co.. Executive Committee:.. The Executive Committee acts in place and instead of the Board of Directors between Board meetings on matters including setting Association policies, except those specifically reserved exclusively to the Board by the NSTA Bylaws.. The Executive Committee consists of the President, President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Immediate Past President.. Structure.. View the.. NSTA Operational Chart.. to understand NSTA's working order and processes..

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    Descriptive info: NSTA Board of Directors.. Magda Dimmendaal (2013).. President.. Dousman Transport.. Dousman, WI.. Tim Flood (2013).. President-Elect.. The TransGroup.. Spring Valley, NY.. Todd Monteferrario (2013).. Secretary-Treasurer.. First Student, Inc.. North Haledon, NJ.. Donnie Fowler (2013).. Immediate Past President.. Fowler Bus Co.. , Inc.. Richmond, MO.. Kevin Clifford (2014).. Region I Director.. Huntington Coach Corp.. Steve Hey (2014).. Region II Director.. School Bus Inc.. Sioux Falls, SD.. Paul Losos (2014).. Region III Director.. Sunrise Bus Group.. Chicago, IL.. Linda Burtwistle (2015).. At-Large Director.. Cincinnati, OH..  ...   (2014).. At Large Director.. National Express Corp.. Albany, NY.. Rochelle Bast (2015).. Riteway Bus.. Richfield, WI.. Kellie Dean (2015).. Dean Transportation.. Lansing, MI.. Gail Wilson Hyser (2013).. Wilson's Bus Service.. Pasadena, MD.. Blake Krapf (2015).. Krapf Bus Companies.. Exton, PA.. Bob Pape (2013).. Dell Transportation.. Port Washington, NY.. David Duke (2013).. Durham School Services.. Warrenville, IL.. Rob Nelson (2013).. Roger Moore (2013).. First Group.. Bob Ramsdell (2013).. Durham School Service.. Warrenville, IL.. No Photo Available.. Terry Thomas (2013).. Community Bus Service.. Youngstown, OH..

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    Descriptive info: NSTA Staff.. Ronna Weber.. Executive Director.. rweber@yellowbuses.. org.. Megan Benfatti.. Communications and Marketing Manager.. mbenfatti@yellowbuses.. Kate Gilbert.. Operations and Membership Assistant.. kgilbert@yellowbuses.. NSTA Consultants.. Jennifer Hickey Bruce, CMP.. Meeting Planner.. CCi.. Ron Kinney.. State Legislation Monitor.. Bob Pudlewski.. Industry Technology Consultant.. Gabe Rozsa.. Lobbyist.. Prime Policy.. Becky Weber.. NSTA staff and consultants may be contacted through the.. Contact Us form..

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    Descriptive info: American School Bus Council.. NSTA is one of the 6 founding partners of the American School Bus Council (ASBC).. ASBC is a coalition of the school transportation industry including public and private transportation providers, school bus manufacturers and state officials responsible for pupil transportation.. ASBC was formed in 2006 to educate parents, school officials, and lawmakers about the essential role the yellow school bus plays in the safety, health, security, and readiness of America s school children.. Council members advocate for increased school transportation funding and advances industry standards on safety, security, environment, energy, and access to education that are above and beyond state  ...   an.. Industry Partner.. or a.. Friend of the Council.. Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.. The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is a coalition of workers, employers, associations and organizations who are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised private ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union.. We are opposed to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act because it would strip Americans of that right and replace it with a system where your vote is no longer private, and it is made public to your employer, the union organizers and your co-workers.. Learn more at.. www.. myprivateballot.. com..

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    Descriptive info: INDUSTRY RESOURCES.. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).. NHTSA School Bus Safety Program.. National Transportation Safety Board.. School Bus Fleet.. School Transportation News.. 2013.. April 22, 2013 -.. NSTA Members Meet With Congressional Representatives for Spring Bus-In.. March 4, 2013 -.. Safety Security Chair Gary Catapano Selected for Federal MCSAC Committee.. January 28, 2013-.. NSTA Zonar Partner to Award Five $50,000 Hardware Technology Grants.. 2012.. June 1, 2012-.. Ronna Weber named NSTA Executive Director.. April 27, 2012-.. NSTA Spring Meetings and Capitol Hill Bus-In.. February 23, 2012-.. NSTA Celebrates National Love the Bus Event in Maryland.. February 10, 2012-.. Fuel Tax Exemption Preserved in the Senate Finance Committee.. January 30, 2012-.. Huntington Coach Corp Awarded $50,000 Grant.. 2011.. September 11, 2011-.. PA School Bus Association spotlights NSTA.. July 29, 2011-.. Clifford Named Contractor of the Year.. July 28, 2011-.. Woodstown Company Awarded Green Fleet.. Santa Ana Company Awarded Green Fleet.. Wisconsin Bus Companies Awarded Green Fleet..  ...   -.. NSTA Members Educate Federal Legislators about School Bus Industry on Capitol Hill.. February 17, 2011 -.. NSTA and School Bus Industry Partners Help Preserve Clean Diesel Funding.. January 17, 2011 -.. NSTA Applauds Governor Haley for School Bus Privatization Initiative in South Carolina.. 2010.. October 28,2010 --.. NSTA Participiates in Clean Diesel 10 Conference.. September 13, 2010 --.. NSTA Protects Fuel Tax Exemption for Small School Buses Benefitting School Bus Contractors.. August 3, 2010 --.. 2010 Green School Bus Fleet Certifications Presented to NSTA Contractor Members.. August 3, 2010 --.. NSTA Recognizes Industry Contributors.. July 25, 2010 --.. School Bus Driver International Safety Competition Winners Announced.. January 26, 2010 -.. NSTA Presents First Green School Bus Fleet Certifications in La Jolla at Midwinter Meeting.. 2009.. July 23, 2009 --.. Donald Fowler is the New NSTA President.. All media inquiries should be directed to the NSTA Central Office.. Please call.. 800-222-6782.. or email.. info@yellowbuses.. July 19, 2011-..

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    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. National School Transportation Association.. 122 South Royal Street.. Alexandria, VA 22314.. Phone: 703-684-3200.. Fax: 703-684-3212.. NSTA values your comments and input.. Please use the form below to contact any NSTA staffer, consultant or board member.. Always feel free to contact us personally at the NSTA Central Office!.. indicates required field.. Full Name.. Company.. Address 1.. Address 2.. City.. State.. Zip.. -.. Phone.. Email.. Subject.. General.. Comments..

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    Descriptive info: Newsletter:.. 2008.. 2007.. May 1, 2013.. April 17th, 2013.. April 3rd, 2013.. March 20, 2013.. March 6th, 2013.. February 20th, 2013.. February 6th, 2013.. January 23rd, 2013.. January 9th 2013.. Print Newsletter.. 1.. 2.. Next.. View All.. May 01, 2013.. > read more.. Article Rating.. 0 comment(s).. As a new NSTA Vendor member,  ...   work and safety footwear, including our safeTstep™ slip-resistant styles, to all NSTA member companies and their employees.. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a Final Rule eliminating the need for commercial motor vehicle drivers to notify their state driver licensing agencies of convicted traffic violations committed outside their licensed state..

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    Descriptive info: Archived articles are NSTA Newsletter articles that are over three years old and are excluded from the general newsletter search.. Articles will begin to appear in this section in January 2011.. Categories:.. Safety Security.. View News.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. Welcome, iiX!.. February 06, 2013.. iiX is one of NSTA's newest members.. They provide employers concerned with managing driver related risks with a comprehensive driver management platform called DriverSafe Plus.. NSTA Spring Meetings and Capitol Hill “Bus-In” Wrap Up.. May  ...   Meetings and Capitol Hill "Bus-In!".. Your Deadline is in 9 Days!.. Do you work with someone who goes above and beyond what is asked of them? A person who has given an incredible contribution to the school bus industry?.. California Request for Proposals on Emission Reduction Projects.. Attention those of you who do business in The Golden State: The South Coast Air Quality Management District in California has released a request for proposals for emission reduction projects in the Coachella Valley..

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    Descriptive info: Newsletter:.. Keyword:.. Category:.. Tags:.. AASHTO.. FERPA.. FHWA.. NSTA Fall Board Meeting.. Appropriations.. FMCSA.. NSTA Member Benefits.. Arlen Spector.. FMCSRs.. NSTA Midwinter Meeting.. Bipartisan Policy Center.. FTA.. NSTA Sponsors.. Bluebird.. fuel tax exemption.. NSTA Spring Meeting.. Bluffton Bill.. Gas Relief for Schools Act.. NTSB.. budget.. Gas Tax.. Obama Administration.. Budget Resolution.. Girardin.. Oberstar.. BUSES Act.. Go Yellow, Go Green.. on board diagnostics.. Business Opportunity.. government competition.. Operations.. Call to Action.. Grant Funding.. Peter Rogoff.. card check.. Green Fleet Certification.. Recall.. Cash for Clunkers.. Health Care.. rules.. Caterpillar.. Heritage Foundation.. safety.. certified medical examiners.. HERPA.. SAFTEA-LU.. Chairman Oberstar.. Highway Bill.. School Bus First Observer.. Chantix.. Highway Trust Fund.. School Bus Safety Week.. charter  ...   International School Bus Driver Safety Competition.. sleep.. CVSA.. Jobs Bill.. spending bill.. Daimler.. Keystone Insurance Articles.. standards.. Department of Homeland Security.. Love the Bus.. stimulus package.. DERA.. Medicaid.. Supplier Spotlight.. distracted driving.. Tax Credit.. DOT.. Mid Bus.. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.. drivers.. motor vehicle records.. Thomas Built.. drivers' handbooks.. Moving Cooler.. transit encroachment.. earmarking.. National School Bus Safety Week.. transit issues.. Employee Free Choice Act.. National Transportation Policy Project.. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.. Employee of the Month.. Transportation Security Administration.. energy.. NHTSA.. trip permits.. environment.. No Child Left Behind.. unions.. EPA.. NSTA Annual Meeting & Convention.. Urban Land Institute.. federal regulations.. NSTA Awards Program.. Working Group.. FEMA..

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