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Gary J. Catapano

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Senior Vice President of Safety

Phone: (513) ***-****  
Email: g***@***.com
FirstGroup America
600 Vine Street Suite 1400
Cincinnati , Ohio 45202
United States

Company Description: FirstGroup America, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is North America's largest transportation company. With 100,000 employees, FirstGroup America operates First...   more

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Senior Vice President Gary Catapano Appointed to MCSAD, 12 Mar 2013 [cached]
First Student Senior Vice President Gary Catapano Appointed to Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee | Continue Reading
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). Catapano 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."
Catapano 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. Gary 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.
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News Feed, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Gary Catapano
Within all 50 states and across much of Canada, it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus that is using its warning signals to load and unload children.  “When motorists illegally pass a school bus, it puts children at risk and may cost lives,” said Gary Catapano, First Student Senior Vice President of Safety. “Motorists need to educate themselves on stop arm laws because everyone in the community plays an important role in ensuring students get to and from school safely.”  The rules regarding school bus stop arms are clear.
For this reason, First Student has partnered with the National Safety Council (NSC) to highlight school safety tips at “We are pleased to once again to partner with the National Safety Council to highlight back to school safety,” said Gary Catapano, senior vice president of safety for First Student. “Getting students to and from school safely is a top priority for parents and caregivers.
Gary Catapano First Student safety
The employee injury rate for the company is less than ½ the rate of the school bus industry.  “This award is really a reflection of the dedication to safety our location teams put into practice every day,” said Gary Catapano, First Student Senior Vice President of Safety. “This award belongs to our managers and employees, and we can all take pride in this recognition of their accomplishment.” First Student also received an Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for 2012. Its parent company, FirstGroup, was awarded the NSC Green Cross for Safety Medal in 2009 for its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record across all of its divisions. urn:uuid:cef1dda8-f24d-625e-bf51-ff0000863924
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Gary Catapano, safety vice president of the First Student, Inc., bus company, worried at the added complication such a step in the medical certification process could become in driver qualification, perhaps unnecessarily given current regulations and protocols. Maybe the process of driver certification following institution of the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has "worked a little too well," he said. "It's overly complicated getting a driver through to be fully qualified. Catapano added he recently had to go through the process to get medically qualified himself.
Welcome to FirstBus Canada, 22 June 2010 [cached]
Gary Catapano Senior Vice-President, Safety
Mr. Catapano has over 14 years of school transportation and risk management experience. He is currently the Chairman of the National Safety Councils School Transportation Section and a member of the National Association of Pupil Transportation. Prior to his work in school transportation, he helped develop both onsite and offsite Emergency Plans and Safety Procedures for nuclear power facilities. His office is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gary Catapano Senior Vice-President, Safety
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