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NCST Adventures!

Presented to SESPTC

July 15, 2008

By: Charlie Hood


Transportation Experts Charged with Verbiage in Missouri

So what is the 15 th ncst and why should i care

So what IS the 15th NCST(and Why Should I Care)?

  • National Congresses (formerly Conferences) on School Transportation held since 1939; now convened each five years in Warrensburg, Missouri

  • Basic purpose: to deliberate and adopt the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures (NSTSP, “the book”)

The School Transportation Encyclopedia of the USA

Intended use
Intended Use

  • For use by states when establishing their standards, specifications, recommendations, and guidelines for school transportation vehicles and operations

  • NSTSP documents official actions of the NCST delegates and comprises recommendations to regulatory authorities or other parties.

Ncst steering committee
NCST Steering Committee

  • Pete Baxter, Chairman (NASDPTS)

  • Leeds Pickering, Vice Chair (NASDPTS)

  • Charlie Hood, Interpretations (NASDPTS)

  • Ron Love (NASDPTS)

  • Don Carnahan (NAPT)

  • Bill Tousley (NAPT)

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NCST Steering Committee

  • Ron Kinney (NSTA)

  • Dan Kobussen (NSTA)

  • Gary Catapano (NSC)

  • Bill Loshbough (NSC)

  • Bruce Miles (SBMTC)

  • Ken Whisnant (SBMTC)

  • Lynn Knifong (UCMO)

Key events now through 2010
Key Events (now through 2010)

  • Writing Committee Chairs now selected, starting to meet with members

  • Any party may now offer proposed revisions to NSTSP (

  • Deadline for revisions: January 2009

  • States select delegations: June-Sept, 2009

  • States review proposals: Nov 09 to Feb 2010

Key events now through 20101
Key Events (now through 2010)

  • May 16-20, 2010: 15th National Congress on School Transportation held at University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

How can i be a state delegate
How can I be a state delegate?

  • Delegates selected by state directors

  • Per the NCST Manual of Operating Procedures, seven delegates (and two alternates) allowed per state

  • Delegation should represent a broad range of expertise, regions, and members

  • Express interest to your state director

So what s new
So, what’s new???

  • Committee structure and Chairs have been determined

  • Interim Amendments process in place for items that can’t wait until 2010

  • UCMO will soon be hosting website; also will offer electronic registration for 2010 Congress

Amendments to date
Amendments to date:

  • Battery slide tray door (may be integrated)

  • Door glass measurement clarified

  • Side skirt dimensions (tolerance for measurement specified)

  • Special service entrance (lift) doors fastening points (to header and at floor line)