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

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

ALC Schools 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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What You Need To Know About TNC vs. Student Transportation Management

June 30, 2021 / by ALC Schools posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Alternative student transportation can be complex. Here's what you need to know to empower your organization's transportation needs. ALC Schools clarifies some confusion about two student transportation models for those who fall outside the general population: student transportation management and TNC (transportation network company). 

While both models allow for flexibility, scalability, and cost cutting, there are other, less obvious, things you should know when deciding which model is best for your district. A key differentiating factor between the student transportation management and TNC models is the safety standard each is subject to when transporting students.
 
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How is Your School Handling Bus Driver Shortages?

May 13, 2021 / by ALC Schools 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 ALC Schools 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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Rethinking Your Waste Management: Plastic vs. Steel Containers

October 22, 2019 / by Toter posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Those who think that plastic front-end load containers (FELs) are not for them should think again. Recent changes in design and manufacturing processes have made plastic FELs more durable than and cost-competitive with traditional steel models. When selecting an FEL, it is important to understand the major advantages of plastic over steel in terms of sustainability, ease of use and total cost of ownership.

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The Importance of Vehicle Safety

June 3, 2019 / by Columbia posted in Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on raising awareness and improving safety practices. Making safety a priority on the roads and in our community can start with vehicle safety. Don't underestimate the value of choosing a work vehicle that is built for safety. Utility vehicles are available through OMNIA Partners and provide a safe and sustainable alternative to a work vehicle. 

Here are a few reasons to choose a work vehicle that is built with safety in mind. Columbia, who provides electric utility vehicles, shares the many safety features that help ensure operator safety, injury prevention, reduced time due to incidents, and the resulting legal and economic impact of adverse events. 

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