09/04/2018

 


 
 
 
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  Master’s Transportation Agrees to Official Partnership with NJCAA


 

Belton, MO  -  To provide its membership with the safest means of transportation, the NJCAA has partnered with Master's Transportation as the Official Shuttle Bus and Van Sales, Leasing and Rental Provider of the association.

Based out of Belton, MO, Master's serves as a premier national name in the transportation industry. Master's provides full rental and sales departments in multiple locations across the country along with three full-service departments staffed with extensively trained and certified technicians.

Based out of Belton, MO, Master's serves as a premier national name in the transportation industry. Master's provides full rental and sales departments in multiple locations across the country along with three full-service departments staffed with extensively trained and certified technicians.

"Our student-athletes' safety is our primary concern at our member institutions," stated NJCAA Executive Director Dr. Christopher Parker. "With Master's top-of-the-line products and service, our coaching staffs and student-athletes now have the opportunity for safe, affordable transportation to all sporting events."

Master's Transportation provides a vast variety of vehicles throughout its fleet. Models range from shuttle buses and motor coaches to passenger vans and handicapped accessible vehicles. Master's provides purchasing, leasing, and rental options for all NJCAA members....   PRESS RELEASE >

 
  ABQ Ride lands $75M FTA grant agreement for BRT project

From Metro:

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $75 million grant agreement with the City of Albuquerque Transit Department (ABQ Ride) for a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit project will improve the speed and reliability of transit service along Central Avenue, providing connections to the region's important local employment and activity centers.

"We support Albuquerque's investment in BRT, which will enhance transit service for thousands of residents and visitors traveling downtown and along this busy corridor,"


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $75 million grant agreement with the City of Albuquerque Transit Department (ABQ Ride) for a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit project will improve the speed and reliability of transit service along Central Avenue, providing connections to the region's important local employment and activity centers.

As stated by FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.  The project is a 17.1-mile BRT line with 8.8 miles of exclusive lanes. The line runs mainly along Central Avenue, which is one of the region's key east-west corridors and one of the few roads crossing the Rio Grande River. It will serve the University of New Mexico, regional medical facilities, entertainment, shopping, and recreational destinations. Existing bus service in the corridor accounts for about 40% of ABQ Ride's daily ridership.

FTA has agreed to provide ABQ Ride with $75 million for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project through FTA's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. Funds will be provided on ...... READ MORE >

 
  Iowa Launches School Bus Driver Training on Human Trafficking

From School Bus Fleet News:

DES MOINES, Iowa - School bus drivers in Iowa are now required to complete a training program to help protect students from human trafficking.  The state Department of Education began using Busing on the Lookout on Aug. 1. The training program provides both new and current school bus drivers with the necessary skills to identify and effectively report cases of student trafficking.

Drivers are given a training manual that outlines red flags to look for in students, a 32-minute educational video, and wallet cards to carry. Upon completion of the training, drivers are granted program certification.

Max Christensen, an executive officer for school transportation at the Iowa Department of Education, said in an interview that the state was first introduced to the program at the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association's 55th Annual Transportation Conference and Trade Show in July.


The state Department of Education began using Busing on the Lookout on Aug. 1. The training program provides both new and current school bus drivers with the necessary skills to identify and effectively report cases of student trafficking.

Transportation directors from more than 160 of the state's school districts attended the conference and agreed on the program's benefit, he added. 
"You don't know where it's happening or when it's going to happen," Christensen said about human trafficking. "It can happen in the largest city; it can happen in the smallest town. By making sure that every school bus driver in the state has it [the training], we're certainly doing our part to curb human trafficking and hopefully prevent it from happening in Iowa."

The Busing on the Lookout program is led by Truckers Against Trafficking, an organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing members of the trucking and busing industries. The program was started by the organization as an extension of its larger, already-established projects encouraging more transportation professionals to respond to human trafficking, according to the Busing on the Lookout website.

Human traffickers often recruit out of schools, and some children may attend school during the day even while they are being trafficked at night, according to the organization's website.  Christensen added that another benefit of the training is.............. READ MORE >

 



 

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