Three Pine Tree ISD bus drivers swept the East Texas competition by bringing home 1st, 2nd and third place in the East Texas Association for Pupil Transportation School Bus Road-E-O on April 22 in Wills Point.
Hunter Hopkins, 1st place
Kourtney Hopkins, 2nd place
Sharon Gordon, 3rd place
The competition required a written exam and obstacle course demonstration behind the wheel of a Type D school bus. The written exam included questions from the Texas Transportation Code, DPS Texas Traffic Law, National Standards and the Code of Federal Regulations as they pertain to School Bus Operations. Congratulations Hunter, Kourtney and Sharon! Pirate Proud!
The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation(TAPT) promotes safe and efficient pupil transportation for Texas public school districts. The organization encourages the exchange of ideas and cooperation between transportation departments across the Lone Star State. Its members work to improve pupil transportation policies, standards and equipment on the local, state and national level.