School buses are the safest form of school transportation, but the addition of three-point seat belts could take safety to a new level. NHTSA is holding this meeting to update the current state of knowledge in recent advances in the technology of three-point belt systems, identify operational and policy challenges and solutions, and explore innovative funding approaches that could serve as a catalyst for change.
8 – 9 a.m.
Location: Front Lobby Visitor Center
9 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
10 – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Expert Panel Experiences and Perspectives:
Leon Langley, NASDPTS President
Ronna Sable Weber, NSTA Executive Director
Tom Cohn, Director of Transportation, Helena (MT) Public Schools
Bob Downin, Director of Transportation, Columbus (IN) Public Schools
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Challenges to Implementation
Large group discussion
Facilitator: Brian Chodrow
11:45 – 1 p.m.
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions: Overcoming the Barriers
Group #1: Media Center
Group #2: W42-302
Group #3: W40-302
2:45 – 3 p.m.
3 – 3:45 p.m.
Reconvene and Report out on Breakout Sessions
Facilitator: Kristin Kingsley
Location: Media Center
3:45 – 4 p.m.
Speaker: NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind
Morning Session 9 – 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon Session 1:15 – 4 p.m.