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Welcome to IPTA

The mission of the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association is to serve as a resource for school administrators, supervisors, mechanics, drivers, and the Iowa Department of Education in the upgrading of Iowa's pupil transportation program. Changes are everywhere in the school bus industry and that is also true here at IPTA.

Benefits of Membership

Quarterly Newsletter, Regional Meetings, Conference and Trade Show, New Director Training Workshop, and the IPTA Website accessible from our members Smart Phone or iPad.

As a member of IPTA, you are fueling the association’s work for continued support of school districts throughout the State of Iowa. You gain access to resources like the Transportation Emergency Assistance Manual for Iowa Schools (T.E.A.M.), also accessible from our members' side of the website.  The IPTA is designed to improve your knowledge and skills, including networking capability with your transportation colleagues throughout the State of Iowa.

IPTA members enjoy access to the IPTA Transportation Emergency Assistance Manual (T.E.A.M.), newsletters, technical and informational support, training, conferences, meetings, and more.

The IPTA has been helping to promote student safety on school buses for over 59 years, and we are looking forward to working with you and your school district. We are here to help your district’s transportation personnel keep children's safety first!  To join the IPTA go to and click on “Join Now”

If you have any questions or need to visit about membership opportunities, contact the IPTA office at or at (712) 830-3242.

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Member Updates

Members enjoy benefits, exclusively available on our members-only site. Check back regularly for the latest updates!



2024 IPTA Conference

IPTA Historic 60th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

The Historic 60th Annual IPTA School Transportation Summer Conference and Trade Show will be held on July 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2024, at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 611 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa. 

* Attendee Registration Click Here

Note: Registration will begin on March 1, 2024


IPTA 2024 Conference Program Click Here

IPTA Tradeshow Promotional Video Click Here

2024 Conference Presenter Poster Click Here

The IPTA has an outstanding lineup of presenters and companies ready to provide everyone with valuable transportation-related information on new products, laws, rules, regulations, and best practices. Check out the 2024 Conference Overview below: 

2024 Conference Overview Click Here







2024 Spring IPTA Regional Meetings 

* Regional Meeting Registration Click Here

We are going to be back on the road again for the IPTA Regional Meetings that will be held at nine (9) locations around the State of Iowa, from April 1st through April 18, 2024. 

In the first week, we will be traveling to Cedar Rapids, Maquoketa, and Fairfield. The second week we will be in Mason City, Spencer, and Fort Dodge. In the last week of our journey around the State of Iowa, we will be traveling to Denison, Red Oak, and finishing with our ninth stop in Johnston.  We are coming to a community near you. Please sign up choosing the location that is the most convenient for you and your team.

Regional Meeting Schedule Click Here

Regional Meeting Program Overview Click Here

Sign up early so we can make arrangements with vendors for the luncheon. Registration opens on February 1, 2024. There is limited space at some locations. 

Meetings include lunch and are at no charge for IPTA members. Non IPTA Members are also welcome and encouraged to attend at a registration fee of $50.00 per person. Non-member Districts that choose to join the IPTA for the 2023-2024 school year would have their IPTA membership discounted by $50.00 for the first year, the cost of the regional meeting registration fee. 

Looking forward to seeing you all at a community near you soon!




2024 Tradeshow Booth Info

Exhibitor Booth Registration Information

The IPTA Historic 60th Annual Exhibitor Tradeshow July 16, 2024

* Exhibiter Tradeshow Booth Registration Click Here

Do not forget to save the dates for the Historic 60th Annual IPTA School Transportation Summer Conference and Trade Show that will be held on July 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2024, at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 611 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Registration for vendor exhibitors that wish to participate in our July 16, 2024, Trade Show. The trade show booth set up can be the night before from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 15, 2024. or from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on July 16, 2024. Please make sure that you list every member of your company's team or organization members under the booth worker's question. Every person needs a printed name tag for security and for an accurate meal count. 

Note: Registration will begin on March 1, 2024

If you are interested in optional sponsorship by becoming a Diamond, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Iowa Pupil Transportation Association Partner, please indicate it during sign-up, or contact Chris Darling, IPTA Executive Director at 712-830-3242 for more information. 

To review past IPTA Tradeshows: 

* IPTA Tradeshow Promotional Video Click Here

For booth signup, pricing, and additional opportunities

Click Here - 2024 Tradeshow Booth Information Letter with Additional Sponsorship Letter

Day of Trade Show information:

Click Here - 2024 Exhibitor Check-in and Setup Information

2024 Conference Program, Click Here!


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