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Listen to the latest NYAPT podcasts where we talk to interesting people in the school transportation industry.  Our goal is to keep members informed about current NYAPT and Industry news.

Podcast #1:  Host Bill Harvey talks with NYAPT President, Ted Nugent and NYAPT Executive Director. David Christopher about why we started the podcast and the 2023 NYAPT Summer Conference. 

Podcast #2: In this episode we are joined by Lily Black, Mobile Source Air Quality Specialist - Air and Radiation Division for Region 2 of the U.S. EPA, which includes New York and New Jersey.

Lily and her team share details on the current round of grant funding for Zero Emissions School Buses. Dave Christopher, Executive Director of NYAPT, shares updates on the July Summer Conference

and what attendees can expect to see and learn there.

Podcast #3: In this episode we feature the NYAPT Legislative Advocacy team discussing NYAPT's work on legislative issue involving school transportation services.

Podcast #4: In this episode we are onsite at the 2023 NYAPT Conference and Trade Show in Saratoga Springs. Listen as various attendees talk about the conference and other school transportation issues.

There are five segments to this special Conference podcast edition.

Podcast #4 - Part 2 - 2023 NYAPT Summer Conference

Podcast #4 - Part 3 - 2023 NYAPT Summer Conference

Podcast #4 - Part 4 - 2023 NYAPT Summer Conference

Podcast #4 - Part 5 - 2023 NYAPT Summer Conference

Podcast #5 - Summer Conference Wrap-Up

Podcast #6 - With Andrew Krokowski - South Lewis CSD - STN "Top Transportation Team"

Podcast #7 - Welcome Back! NYAPT Executive Director Dave Christopher and Bill Harvey wish all school bus operations a safe and successful school opening and more....

Podcast #8 NYAPT talks with Dan Higbie, General Manager of Mid-City Transit, STA in Middletown, NY.

Dan has successfully deployed electric buses at Mid-City Transit and he is with us today to share his electric bus transition story.

Podcast #9 NYAPT talks with Executive Director Dave Christopher on issues of the day.

Podcast #10 NYAPT talks with Jerry Ormandy, Transportation Supervisor at Downsville CSD on his first electric bus in his fleet.

Podcast #11 NYAPT Talks with Pete James - Part 1. This year, 2024 NYAPT is recognizing the first beginnings of the Association when several transportation leaders met in 1974 to start the process

of forming the Association.  In this podcast we hear from Past-President Pete James, one of the longest serving members of NYAPT who was actively involved in the formation of NYAPT.

Podcast #11  Part 2NYAPT Talks with Pete James - Part 2. NYAPT Talks continues the conversation with Pete James. How NYAPT was formed and Pete's recollections of his storied career.

Podcast #12-Part 1 - NYAPT Talks with Lori Ann Savino & Darren Everhart- Winter Workshop 2024 Part 1 -  Icons of the industry, Lori Ann Savino, Jericho UFSD and Darren Everhart, Palmyra Macedon CSD are retiring soon and discuss their career accomplishments and plans for the future.

Podcast #12-Part 2 - NYAPT Talks with Marc Medina and Elizabeth Fox at Winter Workshop 2024 Part 2 - NYAPT President Elect, Marc Medina, Farmingdale School District and Elizabeth Fox, Johnson City School District share their school transportation journey.

Podcast #12-Part 3 - NYAPT Talks with Brian Trask and Bob Orman at Winter Workshop 2024 Part 3 - Brian Trask, Unatego Central School and Bob Orman, Livonia CSD, share what's new in their districts.

Podcast #12-Part 4 - NYAPT Talks with Hannah Abdoo, NYSERDA at Winter Workshop 2024 to educate attendees on the New York Bus Incentive Program- NYSBIP- for EV school buses.

Podcast #13 NYAPT Talks with Perry Oddi - Lakeshore Central School District Transportation Director - Perry's school district has secured 7.9 million in EPA funds and discusses his journey to fleet electrification.

Podcast #14 Update from Dave Christopher - NYAPT Executive Director. In this episode we hear from NYAPT Executive Director, Dave Christopher to update membership on the status of the NYS Budget as it relates to school transportation, Operation Safe Stop and the annual NYAPT Summer Conference.

Podcast #15 A conversation with Matt Schultz, Transportation Director at Hilton Central School.  Matt's shares his career experiences as he moved from Assistant Principal and Teacher to school Transportation Director and discusses the Hilton stop arm camera program. 



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