NYAPT Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) marked its 60 th Anniversary with its annual conference and trade show at the Albany Marriott. Festivities included the Awards Banquet on Sunday
July 15 and the Trade Show on Monday the 16th.

Some 250 transportation supervisors, technicians, dispatchers and drivers attended the conference which included educational workshops, networking opportunities and a chance to renew friendships. NYAPT Executive Director Peter Mannella was recognized for his hard work and dedication for over two decades serving the school transportation pros in New York. Peter has decided to retire from theExecutive Director position later this year.

NYAPT July 2018

(left to right: NYAPT Past Presidents Scott Goble, Lenny Bernstein, Rich Gallagher, Executive Director Peter Manella, Past Presidents Jim Minihan, Lori-Ann Savino and Dave Christopher)

 

At the annual Awards Banquet, honors were bestowed upon school transportation pros Robert Galloway, Betty Hughes, Penny Cartwright, Gary Pateneud, Tony Quaranta, Claudia Hardes and Brian Dills. The Friend of NYAPT Award was presented to the State Education Department’s Director of Pupil Transportation Services, Paul Overbaugh.

NYAPT’s member school districts transport millions of schoolchildren in New York safely every day. The safety record of the Empire State in pupil transportation is the envy of the nation and the continued dedication of these professionals to constantly improve on that record is unparalleled.