Purchase and Contract - Status of New Bus Contracts (Cathy

Report
North Carolina Pupil
Transportation Teleconference
November 18, 2004
1:00 – 3:30
Bus Specifications
Charles Ball, Spec Committee
Chair
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• Type C Specs
Type A Specs
Specifications Committee
• LEA Representatives (voting, 2 year terms)
• 1. Western Area Representatives –
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Term expiring December 2003: Harold Laflin, Buncombe County
Term expiring December 2004: Terry Campbell, Iredell County
Term expiring December 2005: Jeff Garmon, Cabarrus County
Term expiring December 2006: Rick Stiles, Haywood County
• 2. Central Area Representatives –
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Term expiring December 2003: Todd Naylor, Davie County
Term expiring December 2004: Billy Smith, Randolph County
Term expiring December 2005: David Misenheimer, Stanly County
Term expiring December 2006: Jay Temple, Davidson County
• 3. Eastern Area Representatives –
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Term expiring December 2003: Jeff Thigpen, Duplin County
Term expiring December 2004: Tommy Hudson, Edgecombe County
Term expiring December 2005: David Twiddy, Dare County
Term expiring December 2006: Bobby Taylor, Brunswick County
• DMV School Bus & Traffic Safety
– Term expiring December 2003 – Floyd Jackson
– Term expiring December 2004 – Keith Whitley
– Term expiring December 2005 – Art Collier
Division of Purchase and
Contract – Cathy Griner
•Status of Bus Contracts
•Feedback to P&C - vendor performance
•Value of state contracts
Replacement Buses
• Counties getting 1 replacement – buses
already ordered through DPI
• Request for Payment
• Purchase Order
• www.ncbussafety.org/finance
Updated Forms
at www.ncbussafety.org
• TD-30 30 day Bus Inspection
• Bus Sale Form
•Motorcoach Safety Video
Maj. Charlie Carden, NCSHP
• Provided to each school:
– VHS Tape: Motorcoach Safety Partnership (7
minute instruction for the group leader)
– VHS Tape: Motorcoach Transportation Safety
(13 minutes instruction for students)
– DVD of each
• Delivered by state troopers
Homeland Security issues
• National Association of State Directors of
Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS)
– Call for increase emphasis on school buses
as a terrorists target
– Resources Available
2004 NASDPTS Resolution
• WHEREAS it is recognized that children represent a
vulnerable and emotionally important segment of society,
and
• WHEREAS any terrorist incident involving harm to
children generates extensive media attention and serves
the purposes of the perpetrators, and
• WHEREAS there is a worldwide history of terrorist
incidents involving buses of all types, and
• WHEREAS there is an increasing history of terrorist
incidents directly aimed at school children in other
countries, and
• WHEREAS there are continued examples of potential
security-related events, such as hijackings and extreme
vandalism against school buses, and ………
BE IT RESOLVED that the members of NASDPTS
encourage the Transportation Security Administration to:
• include school and school bus transportation security in
the highest category of risk;
• add experienced and knowledgeable school bus
transportation staff to its organization;
• work with all of the relevant and knowledgeable school
bus transportation associations and organizations to
develop and disseminate training and education
programs that directly address school bus transportation
security situations; and
• establish an on-going means for tracking security-related
incidents involving school children and school bus
transportation.
Resources at www.nasdpts.org
Vigilance and Awareness
• One key theme contained in many of
these resources it that transportation
personnel must be continually aware of
situations that could point to terrorist
activities – unusual or out of place
packages, people, etc.
What we DON’T want to happen
• NASDPTS and NAPT conducted a
training exercise where an explosive was
detonated at the rear of a school bus in
Cincinnati earlier this month.
Environmental Issues
Clean School Bus USA
• Clean School Bus USA
• BioDiesel in Durham, Chatham
• No Idling Policies
Clean School Bus USA
Diesel Oxydation Catalysts
Buncombe, Madison
Haywood, Transylvania
Clean Buses for Kids
Toyota Grants
Clean Buses for Kids
Toyota Grants
• Funds for installing particulate traps
• Requires Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Fuel
– Will be widely available sometime in 2006
• 2007 engines require it
– IS IT AVAILABLE? YES! AT A PRICE
– Grant funds would have to be used to offset
the difference in ULSD
– Requires separate storage facility
• (Extra fuel truck??)
Clean Buses for Kids
Toyota Grants
• Interest expressed by: Guilford, CharlotteMecklenburg, Henderson, Iredell,
Northampton, others
• In order for your application to go forward,
you MUST acknowledge that ULSD is
available or your application will not be
considered.
• Again, ULSD must be trucked in, so grant
funding is needed
Environmental Initiatives - Biodiesel
• Durham County – in second full year
• Chatham County – began school year
using biodiesel
No Idling Policies
• Recommendations sent to all LEAs with
input from NCASA Transportation Advisory
Council
• Not State Board of Education Policy yet
• Very important with fuel prices so high
Toni Parlier, NCPTA President
NCASA Advisory Council
• North Carolina Association of School
Administrators
– NCPTA has representation on NCASA Board
of Directors
– Transportation Advisory Council meets
quarterly
Issues for Advisory Council
• Impact of State Board purchasing policy
for tires and braking equipment
• Request to increase from 5 to 6 years the
age of tires that may be recapped
• Menu Bidding of School Buses – Potential
of awarding contracts to multiple vendors
Bumper Stickers on Buses
• Approved Safety Messages:
– Buses Cannot Turn Right on Red
– Buses Stop at All Railroad Crossings
– “How’s My Driving?” Call 555 – 5555
• Messages NOT approved
– DARE
– School Promotion Messages
– Other messages not listed as approved above
Inspection Manual Committee
Concerns
•Deterioration of coated paper stickers over time
•Covering of Reflective Tape
Potential Solutions
• Sticker placed on blank license plate in the
extra plate holder
• Vinyl reflective bumper stickers
I Stop At
On Red
Transportation Funding Formula
Study
• DPI was in favor of the study
• Needed to be funded by the General
Assembly
– This never happened
• Likely in 2005 ???
Fuel Costs
Trends and Additional allotments
Diesel Fuel Prices August, 1996-March, 2001
1.2
Cost per Gallon
1
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.2
0
9/8/2004
7/8/2004
5/8/2004
3/8/2004
1/8/2004
11/8/2003
9/8/2003
7/8/2003
5/8/2003
3/8/2003
1/8/2003
11/8/2002
9/8/2002
7/8/2002
5/8/2002
3/8/2002
1/8/2002
11/8/2001
9/8/2001
7/8/2001
5/8/2001
3/8/2001
1/8/2001
11/8/2000
9/8/2000
7/8/2000
Cost per gallon
Diesel Fuel Prices 2000-2004
1.6
1.4
1.2
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0.8
0.6
0.4
0.2
0
Diesel Fuel Prices 2004-2005
$1.80
$1.60
$1.40
STATE AVERAGE PRICE
$1.20
$1.00
YEAR TO DATE
AVERAGE PRICE
AVERAGE:
$0.80
$0.60
$0.40
$0.20
10/26/2004
10/12/2004
9/28/2004
9/14/2004
8/31/2004
8/17/2004
8/3/2004
7/20/2004
7/6/2004
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PM Manual Committee
(James Hawkins)
NCPTA
DISTRICT
James Hawkins, DPI - Chair
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Rick Stiles, Haywood County
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Alfred Schrum, Lincoln County
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Donnie Rose, Yadkin County
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Al Smith, Alamance County
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Jeff Garmon, Cabarrus County
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Bill Winstead, Wilson County
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Shannon Ennis, Johnston County
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David Twiddy, Dare Countya
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Wade Tyndall, Lenoir County
Charles Ball, DPI
Randy Henson, DPI
Craig Warren, DPI
Additional Fuel Allotments
• December 1 Allotment
– Will include $1.35 million to allow for
increases in fuel cost from $0.94 last year to
$1.00 (projected by State Budget Office) this
year
– Will include $4.5 million statewide to increase
average fuel price to $1.20 per gallon
• Additional allotment later in the year
– (subject to local reduced idling policies?)
2004-2005 Allotments for
transportation
• June 30 – State Expenditure Reports
• Local Expenditures – from TD-1
– Due August 1; Some not turned in until
September
– Auditing – especially the “OTHER” category
• Important to have all data in because all
LEAs evaluated in comparison with other
LEAs
2004-2005 Allotments
• Finalizing some local expenditures
• LEA approval of data
• Calculate Simulator Ratings
– LEAs have had data for these calculations for
2 months
• Calculate New Funding Model Ratings
• Funding at higher level
• Two LEAs will use worst-case TIMS data
School Bus Inspection Manual
Committee – NCPTA Representatives
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Ronnie Baldwin District 1 Buncombe
Rich Laird District 2 Mecklenburg
Robert Boggs District 3 Iredell
Jay Temple District 4 Davidson
Jeff Garmon District 5 Cabarrus
Ralph Trango District 6 Wake
Mickey Beasley District 7 Johnston
David Twiddy District 8 Dare
Frankie Floyd District 9 Craven
Alleghany
Ashe
Watauga
Surry
Rockingham
Vance
Alamance
Caldwell
Franklin
Edgecombe
Tyrrell
Iredell
Davidson
Randolph
Catawba
McDowell
Lincoln
Swain
Rutherford
Rowan
Henderson
Jackson
Macon
Cherokee
Polk
Cleveland
Harnett
Wayne
Montgomery
Craven
Lenoir
Mecklenburg
Transylvania
Hyde
Greene
Lee
Moore
Stanly
Gaston
Cumberland
Clay
Union
Anson
Richmond
Pamlico
Hoke
Sampson
Jones
Duplin
Scotland
Onslow
Robeson
Bladen
Pender
NCSU Converted
UNCC Converted
Ready for Final Conversion
Just waiting on final TDTIMS to pass
In Process
Waiting on GIS Data
Dare
Beaufort
Pitt
Johnston
Cabarrus
Washington
Wilson
Chatham
Haywood
Graham
Martin
Wake
Burke
Buncombe
Bertie
Nash
Durham
Davie
Alexander
Gates
Hertford
RR Halifax
Orange
Guilford
Yancey
Person
Granville
Forsyth
Avery
Madison
Caswell
Wilkes
Yadkin
Northampton
Warren
Stokes
Columbus
Brunswick
Carteret
TIMS
• TD TIMS Due November 1, 2004
– Now Overdue
• TIMS-NT Implementation Status
• Last Year for “DOS” TIMS reports
– Only a few months of DOS Support after conversion to TIMS NT
• New Version of TIMS
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“Shuttles” to replace much of the function of Transfer Stops
Change thickness of lines in Autostreet
Visual of student-to-stop assignments
Can resequence runs with Check Points on them
Can open Run Record in ROUTE; Stop Records in RUN
“No Walk” feature for segments
Improved, faster DUMPALL
Reports Button shortcut
Improved Security
TIMS (Cont’d)
• GPS – Forsyth County
• Web School Assistant – Nash County
– Principal can access demographics of
students for which they have authorization
• Bus stops, Bus runs, etc
14th National Conference on
School Transportation – May, 2005
National School Transportation
Specifications and Procedures
North Carolina Delegation:
Charles Ball, DPI
Phillip Benton, Stokes County
Derek Graham, DPI
Harold Laflin, Buncombe County
Toni Parlier, NCPTA, Watauga County
Chip Smith, DMV SBTSS, Union County
Jerry Wynne, Beaufort County
2005 Version to be available On-Line
Evacuation Training
Recommendations from NTSB
• School Bus crash, fatalities
• Evacuation was not an issue in the
particular crash studied by NTSB;
however, the NTSB recognized that it
could be.
NASDPTS Recommendations
1. At least once each school semester, provide all students transported
to and from school in a school bus with instruction in the location
and operation of all emergency exits. Also, provide supervised
emergency exit drills to each student transported to and from school
in a school bus.
2. Before departure on each school activity trip, provide all students
transported on a school bus or school-chartered bus with instruction
on the location and demonstration of the operation of all emergency
exits.
3. Encourage the development of state or local school district policies
limiting the amount of carry-on items, especially large items such as
luggage, coolers, sports/band equipment, etc. on school buses and
school-charter buses. Aisles and emergency exits in school buses
and school-chartered buses must be kept clear at all times. Any item
that is brought on board must be safely stowed and secured away
from any aisle or emergency exit.
School Bus Safety Conference at
N.C. State, Raleigh
• March 3 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ($25)
• Sponsors:
– Center for Urban Affairs
– NC Pupil Transportation
Association
– DPI Transportation Services
North Carolina Pupil
Transportation Teleconference
November 18, 2004
1:00 – 3:30

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