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First Student Senior Vice President Gary Catapano Appointed to Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee
For Release: March 12, 2013
CINCINNATI - First Student, the largest student transportation provider in North America, recently announced that Senior Vice President of Safety Gary Catapano was named to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Department of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC).
will begin his
2-year term April 1.
"The safety of our nation's school children has always been my focus and top priority," said Catapano
"I appreciate the opportunity to help the agency with the regulations that affect student transportation."
has 19 years of transportation safety experience.
In addition to being responsible for the safe operation of more than 54,000 First Student school buses, Gary is the chair of First America's Safety Council, which provides a safety review function for all First America companies, including First Student, First Transit, Greyhound and First Vehicle Services.
As a member of the National Safety Council, Gary has served as past chair of the School Transportation Section and currently serves as a member of the Board of Delegates and Chair of the Transportation Safety Division.
He is also the Safety Council's representative to the Steering Committee of the National Congress on School Transportation.
has participated in the last two National School Transportation Congresses
as a member of the Steering Committee and once as part of the delegation representing New York State.
Gary is a member of the National School Transportation Association and currently serves as its Chair of the Safety and Security Committee.
Gary is also a member of the National Association of Pupil Transportation.