US Department of Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, visits with delegates in Baltimore
Secretary LaHood stopped by the Annual Meeting and Convention last week to speak with NSTA members about the importance of getting more students on yellow buses. You can read the full text of the Secretary’s speech here.
The question and answer portion after Secretary LaHood’s speech was also very encouraging. Both contractor and vendor members posed questions to the Secretary and his staff regarding important issues the school bus industry faces today. From sleep apnea to incorporating fleets in emergency relief situations, we at NSTA have the ability to make a difference by working together with the Department of Transportation. Secretary LaHood helped brainstorm ideas about how to further tackle our concerns and is extremely supportive of a successful partnership between both NSTA and his office.
Secretary LaHood talks more about the National School Transportation Association in his blog, Fast Lane.