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How to Winterize Your Organization to Prevent Employee & Equipment Downtime

January 5, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Fleet, Parks & Recreation, Cooperative Purchasing

Crews across the country are battling a “Season of Shivers," which is the theme of this year's Farmer’s Almanac winter weather forecast of “bone-chilling with below-average temperatures across most of the United States.” Procurement leaders are working to ensure their school or agency’s crew members have the best equipment to prevent product repairs, downtime, damage and injury due to weather. 

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What You Need To Know About Cybersecurity & Protecting Student Data

November 17, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Last month EverDriven brought awareness to Cyber Security Awareness Month and sat down with their own Chief Technology Officer Bryan Glenn and Security Administrator Brian Kwiecinski to discuss student data protection. Keep reading for the interview transcript. 

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A Greener Future for Playgrounds

October 29, 2021 / by KOMPAN, Inc. posted in K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

KOMPAN can make it possible to choose lower carbon emissions by picking products that are either born green or made green.

For a brighter future for our children, we all must carry the responsibility of lowering carbon emissions. According to United Nations, we need to cut carbon by 45% before 2030 in order to keep temperature increase to only 1.5 degrees.

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Shedding Light on Childhood PTSD and It's Long Term Effects

September 27, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

EverDriven sits down with Dr. Daniel Hoover, Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, to discuss the dispelling misconceptions about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and educating us on its significance in those who suffer from it specifically.

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Reducing Overheight Collisions: Get to Know Your Overheight Warning System Options

August 25, 2021 / by Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Local & State Government, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Collisions between overheight vehicles and low-clearance structures – bridges, tunnels, parking structures and more – are both common and costly. Proactively alerting overheight vehicle drivers of an impending collision can drastically reduce incidents and boost safety for all road users.

While overheight warning systems make this possible, it’s important to right-size the system and leverage the most effective configuration.

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How is Your School Handling Bus Driver Shortages?

May 13, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

As schools move from virtual learning or hybrid to in-person learning, many are facing challenges of driver shortages. Many schools are challenged with keeping students and staff safe, sanitization and new protocols and less drivers. In the past few weeks, you've also most likely been in contact with your bus drivers about coming back to work – having many who've agreed to do so. However, when it's time to resume routes, some may come to find out that they actually feel more uncomfortable about their return than they originally thought. 

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How to Meet the Transportation Needs of Students in the 20/21 School Year

January 20, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Many children are getting left behind amid this unpredictable 2020-2021 school year, and for students with special transportation needs, alternative student transportation is playing a critical role. For McKinney-Vento and special needs students, regular buses either do not visit these students’ neighborhoods on their regular routes or do not have the necessary equipment and tools to get them to school safely. For children who attend school in a different district than they live in, transportation is supposed to be provided through the efforts of both districts. However, when the schools in the separate districts start at the same time, this coordination can become difficult and often impossible.

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Communicate Today, Revenue Tomorrow

October 20, 2020 / by Daktronics posted in Local & State Government, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

LED technology is a great medium for getting messages across, especially as businesses start to pick back up and we find our “new normal,” and those same displays can now be turned into a source for revenue generation. OMNIA Partners supplier, Daktronics, illustrates the value in digital signage for important communications as well as a future revenue opportunity for your community. 

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What You Need to Know about Wrong-Way Driving Safety Solutions

September 16, 2020 / by Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

With wrong-way driving fatalities a growing problem, thousands of government agencies are searching for the best safety solutions. However, the sheer amount of information – and misinformation – circulating on the topic can be both overwhelming and confusing.

 

Here at OMNIA Partners, we understand that driving safety is a huge concern. That's why we've partnered with TAPCO to bring innovative safety solutions to your community. By utilizing TAPCO's nationwide cooperative contract that was competitively solicited and publicly awarded, you'll gain access to cost-effective solutions that improve safety for all.

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The 7 Best Ways to Improve Nighttime Pedestrian Safety

October 28, 2019 / by Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian deaths increased by a whopping 27 percent in the U.S., with 75 percent of those deaths occurring in the dark and 70 percent occurring at non-intersections, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Though pedestrian deaths have lowered slightly since 2016, multiple reports have found the number still hovers near 6,000.

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