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10/27/2020

 


  NCAA ends requirement to use Go Ground for championship transportation


The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently notified member institutions they no longer will be required to use Go Ground for postseason championship ground transportation.  Go Ground attributed NCAA's decision to the disruption of ground transportation caused by the pandemic.


    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently notified member institutions they no longer will be required to use Go Ground for postseason championship ground transportation.  Go Ground attributed NCAA's decision to the disruption of ground transportation caused by the pandemic.

"Due to the 2020 cancellations of winter and spring championships, including March Madness, and then fall championships, the NCAA discontinued its centralized ground transportation program with Go Ground. We will shift our focus to the institutions since, as far as we know, teams will be handling transportation on their own," wrote Kira Goodale, the company's Senior Director of Operations, as part of a letter to Bus & Motorcoach News.

The Go Ground program has garnered criticism since instituted in 2011 because charter operators were required to pay fees for third-party inspections and certifications. Two years ago, several state motorcoach associations formally opposed the NCAA program, complaining that third-party inspections unnecessarily increased their costs.

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  N.Y. MTA Announces Almost 15M Masks Distributed to Employees, Customers
 

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached a significant milestone with nearly 15 million masks distributed to customers and employees across New York City Transit, MTA Bus Company, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, MTA Police Department, and MTA Construction & Development since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the personal protective equipment distributed to heroic MTA frontline
employees includes 4.9 million N95 and KN95 masks, 4.8 million surgical masks, and 600,000 cloth masks.


    From Metro:

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached a significant milestone with nearly 15 million masks distributed to customers and employees across New York City Transit, MTA Bus Company, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, MTA Police Department, and MTA Construction & Development since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the personal protective equipment distributed to heroic MTA frontline employees includes 4.9 million N95 and KN95 masks, 4.8 million surgical masks, and 600,000 cloth masks. Customers have been given 4.5 million free masks by the MTA.

Last week, 250 members of the MTA's "Mask Force," comprised of MTA leadership, employees, elected officials and staff, community groups, city employees, transit advocacy groups, and approximately 30 members of the general public traveled throughout the MTA service region handing out more than 100,000 masks, including 30,000 pink masks, to customers.

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  Despite Pandemic, Pupil Transporters Inform, Honor During National School Bus Safety Week

 

  
    From School Bus Fleet:

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, pupil transportation providers and suppliers nationwide still got the word out on student safety and recognized staff from Oct. 19 to 23 in honor of National Association for Pupil Transportation's (NAPT's) National School Bus Safety Week.

The theme for NAPT's annual campaign this year was "Red Lights Mean STOP!"

School districts nationwide held school bus safety and evacuation drills, and, along with students, gave special recognition and shout-outs to drivers.

School bus contractors marked the occasion with activities that included a safety briefing with local law enforcement; new websites outlining COVID-19 safety measures and thanking school bus drivers and monitors; educational coloring sheets and books for students; an infographic on illegal passing statistics; posting bus safety trivia on Facebook; and distributing reflective wristbands to students.

On Oct. 19, First Student held a public safety briefing in Kansas with the Wichita Police Department. Renee Boydo, the training program manager of First Student, Nathan Emory, City of Wichita Transit senior communications specialist, and Sgt. Jessee Hancock, a commander of the Wichita Police Department Traffic Section, spoke at the event.

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, pupil transportation providers and suppliers nationwide still got the word out on student safety and recognized staff from Oct. 19 to 23 in honor of National Association for Pupil Transportation's (NAPT's) National School Bus Safety Week.

 

 

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