Being inducted into the VAPT Hall of Fame represents the highest honor in school transportation that the VAPT can bestow upon an individual. Nominees must be strong supporters of school bus safety.

2020 Hall of Fame Guidelines

Hall of Fame Presentation VAPT Banquet - June 21, 2017

Dr. Barbara Goodman named Recipient for 2014

VAPT Hall of Fame Honor Roll

Hall of Fame

The Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT) is accepting nominations for an Inductee to be honored for outstanding contributions to VAPT and school transportation safety on a national, state, local, or industry level. We invite you to nominate someone deserving of this Hall of Fame Award.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is intended to be a special honor to living persons rather than a memorial to those who have passed away. However if an individual is deemed worthy the award may be given posthumously. It represents the highest honor in school transportation that the VAPT can bestow upon an individual. Nominees must be strong supporters of school bus safety.

Selection for the VAPT Hall of Fame Award will be based upon, but not limited to, the following persons:

  • an active (currently employed) or retired local transportation, state transportation or industry transportation representative;

  • an individual who is not living; but is deemed worthy by the selection committee provided that he/she meets the criteria listed above;

  • a person who supports school bus safety issues and the VAPT;

  • a person who promotes public relations on behalf of school transportation issues and the VAPT through writing and speaking;

  • a person who participates in activities at the local, state or national level that represent or reflect the positive attributes of VAPT and school transportation safety;

  • a person who is diligent in serving the cause of pupil transportation and the VAPT through service, contribution, inventions, etc: and/or;

  • a person who has developed procedures or has other accomplishments considered as being worthy of recognition;


A short biographical sketch
Information about the individual's professional experience, civic activities, career highlights, family, background, years of service in the pupil transportation field, etc.

Summary of major accomplishments
A brief summary to describe a candidate’s major accomplishments in the pupil transportation industry.

Activities and contributions
A description of how has the nominee has promoted safety issues for pupil transportation, (i.e., talks at civic club meetings, donations to scholarships, and contributions significant in promoting safety issues for pupil transportation

List of service and leadership provided to one or more safety organizations (i.e., serving as officer or board member, committee chair, executive director, etc.)


  1. The goal is to maintain this award as the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation.

  2. The Selection Committee will consider only those being nominated in the current year.

  3. The Selection Committee will consider only the information presented with the application.

  4. The Selection Committee will not communicate with nominators for additional information.

  5. Nominations must follow the format and use the proper nomination form. Also, the appropriate outline shall be used with attachments.

  6. All appropriate pages of the nomination form must be completely filled out.

  7. Candidates selected for the Hall of Fame Award will be notified as soon as possible after the Selection Committee meets. If a candidate is deceased, the nominator will be notified. The nominators of the unsuccessful candidates also will be notified of the committee's decision.

  8. The deadline for nominations will be April 30 of each year. The Selection Committee will have nomination selections completed by June 1 of each year.

  9. The person(s) selected for the Hall of Fame Award will be announced at the annual Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation/Department of Education (DOE) conference.

  10. Individuals and organizations may not nominate more than one (1) individual per year.