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Harrisburg, PA – Dale N. Krapf, Chairman of the Board of the Directors for the Krapf Group, was presented with the PSBA Bus Stops Here Award, at the PSBA Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Gettysburg, PA from June 23 to June 25. Dale was joined by members of his family and the Krapf team in Gettysburg for the special occasion.

The Krapf Group is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania (Chester County) and began operations in 1942. Today the company operates school buses in four states. Dale joined the company full time in 1967 and for the past 52 years has completely dedicated himself to the school bus profession.

Dale Krapf is one of the founding members of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association and served as its President from 1984 to 1986. He later went on to serve as President for the National School Transportation Association and remains active in both associations. Today, Dale serves as an ex-officio members of the PSBA Board of Directors.

A special tribute video featured interviews with Ray Leibensperger, a fellow-founding member and PSBA Past President, and Elaine Farrell, PSBA’s first Executive Director, who shared fond memories of working with Dale during the association’s beginnings.

“We are proud to be able to present this well-deserved honor to Dale Krapf,” said Richard Wolfington, Jr., PSBA President, “His tireless commitment to our association and industry continues to benefit our members and the children we transport every day.”

The Bus Stops Here Award is presented to a person the PSBA Executive Committee feels has made a significant contribution to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association. This person has always upheld the ideals of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association and has worked to fulfill the safety, education and advocacy missions of the association. Upon nomination the Executive Committee affirms that the nominee is respected and held out as a role model within their peers, school administration, and members of the community, and has upheld the core values of the Association and meaningfully contributed to its mission.


About The Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) - The Pennsylvania School Bus Association was founded in 1980 and consists of over 300 school bus contractors and industry partners who have come together to be a strong voice for school bus safety and the school bus contracting industry. If you would like more information, please contact Mike Berk, Executive Director at 717-975-1951, ext. 500 or email at

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