Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation
The VAPT is the premier organization in Virginia dedicated to promoting safety, professionalism, and excellence within the pupil transportation industry. Membership is composed of school transportation personnel from both the public and private sectors from all districts in the state, personnel from the state Pupil Transportation Service, and members of the school bus industry.
Statement from VAPT on NHTSA Announcement
VAPT supports the
NAPT’s stance that “absent a federal requirement for belts, NAPT
continues to agree with NHTSA that it is most appropriate if the
decision to order seat belts on large school buses were left to the
States and local jurisdictions.” We also feel that the States and
local officials would be in the best position to make that
determination taking into consideration all of the factors
associated with making that decision.