As the 2021 Legislative Session starts to wind down, MAPT Lobbyist Brad Lundell has put together a document highlighting student transportation provisions that are currently in each proposed Omnibus Bill. We’ll be watching closely with hopes that most or all of these provisions will be included in the final bill. View document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12nWQjQfRk0I1HvqN9IaA72STBSXbcRU6/view?usp=sharing

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On March 3, 2015 Hoglund Bus Company owner Holly Hoglund Klein was tragically killed in a car crash. Friends and colleagues fondly remember Holly as a woman who tirelessly supported other women in the student transportation industry while successfully balancing her family, her career, and volunteering in her community. Holly is survived by husband, Tom…

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Join us in person July 19-22 to learn from industry professionals and take courses related to your field of work. Our sessions cover everything from Special Education and administration updates to technician sessions and driver training information. This event will take place at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Due to local and state regulations, capacity will be limited this year. Make sure to reserve your spot…

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The MAPT Train the Trainer staff are busy planning the upcoming conference that will take place July 19th through July 22nd, 2021 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Learn from industry professionals and take courses related to your field of work. Our sessions cover everything from Special Education and administration updates to technician sessions and driver training information. Learn more

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Friendly Reminder that the memberships created to attend 2019 Train The Trainer will expire July 1, 2020.  Please renew your membership today to enable you to have access to the 2020 Train the Trainer Virtual Conferences that will start on Tuesday, July 7th.

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A state law was passed effective March 29, 2020, that extends the expiration date for driver’s licenses that expire during the peacetime public health emergency or anytime in the month the emergency ends.  The expiration dates are extended for two months after the month the peacetime emergency ends. Currently the peacetime emergency is extended to…

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Several schools that participated in our 90,000 Masks Donation Program have since reached out, asking if masks could be supplied in larger quantities. Due to CDC recommendations and the number of requests received, School PPE Purchase Program has been developed to support the efforts of our Schools and to help keep educators, students, and community members safe through these difficult times.

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The following message is from Lieutenant Brian Reu, Minnesota State Patrol. There have been quite a few questions surfacing regarding the installation of barriers around the drivers area. Attached is a picture of a curtain idea that will not fly. There are several concerns with the curtain idea with the vision obstruction being one of the most…

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Good afternoon everyone,  This year’s Train the Trainer (TTT) event will be held virtually in light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and our dedication to ensuring the safety of our members.  The TTT in person Conference that was scheduled to take place at the Marriott Northwest has been canceled for 2020.  If you registered…

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