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Expert Qualifications

This expert’s involvement in school transportation began behind the wheel of a bus in the 1970s. In 1985 he served as Supervisor of a New York State Education Department Regional Safety Center and was involved in projects such as developing School Bus Driver Instructor and classroom student safety curricula. He returned to Syracuse University in 1989 and earned a Masters in Adult Education. After graduating he started two school travel safety non-profit organizations, The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute and then Safety Rules! where he currently works.

He has served on numerous national task forces, committees, and advisory boards directing the future of school transportation for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Association for Pupil Transportation, Transportation Research Board, School Bus Fleet, School Transportation News, Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference, and the Federal Head Start Bureau. This expert has presented at the National Safety Council Congress, the National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference, STN Western States Conference, the Mid-America Conference, National Head Start Association, Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference, Northeastern Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, Association for School Business Officials International, the All-Canada Conference, and numerous state conferences. He has developed manuals, training programs, and consulting services serving several states and some of the largest fleets in the country.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location, NY
  • B.A., Syracuse University
  • M.S., Syracuse University
  • Attended various continuing education opportunities involving pupil transport
  • Certification, NYS Education Pupil Transportation Unit School Bus Driver Training Program, Master Instructor Trainer
  • Certification, National Association of Pupil Transport, Special Needs Training
  • Certification, Long Island Institute for Pupil Transport, Director of pupil transportation
  • Certification, NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, 19-A certified examiner
  • Certification, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child passenger safety technician
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Member, NYS Education Department commissioner of education's school bus driver instructor advisory committee
  • Member, NYS Education Department commissioner of education's advisory committee on school transportation
  • Member, NYS comprehensive school bus driver safety training council
  • Published, 20+ policy papers and articles on bus safety
  • Former, executive director, Pupil Transportation Safety Institute
  • Former, supervisor, Cayuga-Onandaga BOCES school transportation safety program
  • Current, president of premier bus safety company

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