New York Association for Pupil Transportation Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Mission NYAPT is dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals who are responsible for the safe transportation of our school children. Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT History • The New York Association for Pupil Transportation • Began in 1958 as an SED Workshop for School Transportation Supervisors • Became an association in 1974 and a not-for-profit in 1976 – NYAPT • 1992 established Executive Director for the organization • 2004 opened Albany office Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Members • School transportation professionals from all across the state: • Active • Associate • Retired • Industry Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Works • In 2003, signed the nation's first partnership with federal EPA • Advocated successfully for $400,000 school bus driver training program. • Obtained funding to install digital license plate readers on school buses • Obtained funding to create educational materials for drivers and mechanics about emissions reduction and anti-idling efforts. Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Works continued • Created a professional certification program for school transportation managers in New York State. • Created a college-level Certificate program for school transportation management. • Developed a new 8-hour School Transportation Law course with the NYS School Boards Association. • Introduced a school transportation Dispatcher course developed by PTSI.
NYAPT Communicates • Communicates cutting-edge news, information, legislation and advances within transportation industry, state- and country-wide • Outreach to parents, educators and administrators to become partners in transportation safety goals Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Represents • NYS school bus industry – one of the most regulated in the country • NYAPT represents its members at the table with the agencies – our important partners • Provides focus on pupil safety • Offers well-grounded reality to practical applications of proposed laws and regulations • Connects detailed issues to the big picture of student safety on school buses Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Partners • Cyr Foundation • NYS Department of Motor Vehicle • NYS Department of Transportation • NYS Education Department • Federal and State Environmental Protection Agencies • Parents' & Teachers' Associations Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Partnerscontinued… • Pupil Transportation Safety Institute • Association of School Business Officials • Association of School Superintendents • NYS School Bus Contractors Association • NYS School Transportation Industry Manufacturers and Vendors • Many more… Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Teaches • Increases awareness, encourages education and promotes safety technologies to members: • Transportation Appreciation Week • Operation Safe Stop • Safety Camp • Regular Education and Special Needs Road-eos Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Tools • Provides tools needed to be an effective and efficient transportation professional • Conferences & Workshops • Regionally offered courses • Partnerships with NYS School Boards Association & Mohawk Valley Community College Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Networks • “Together We Can!” • Express ideas, concerns and problems – to come together in finding solutions • Strength in the sense of belonging • Learning through shared experiences, resources and outcomes • Exposure to industry leaders, experts and professionals in the field • Receive mentoring from experienced professionals Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Recognizes • Hall of Fame Award • Art Shock Award • Sure-Lok Special Needs Above & Beyond Award • Honorary Life Membership • Marchi Scholarship & Poster Contests • NYAPT-PTSI Technicians Award Our Future is Riding with Us!
NYAPT Needs You! • The work of transporting students safely is daunting – we need your hands! • The work of communicating cutting- edge information is challenging –we need your voice! • The work of transporting students safely requires care – we need your heart! Our Future is Riding with Us!
You Need NYAPT! • Share the mission • Build on the history • Become a member • Benefit from representation • Protect through communication • Stay current in professional development • Be connected through networking • Receive recognition for your passion Our Future is Riding with Us!
Our Future is Riding with Us! Our Future is Riding with Us!
Join NYAPT Today! New Yorkers Advocating for Pupil Transportation Safety Contact: Peter Mannella – Executive Director Peter@nyapt.org 518-463-4937 Our Future is Riding with Us!