NY Bill Fixes Drug, Alcohol Tests for School Bus Drivers

Legislation updating drug and alcohol testing regulations for the state’s school bus drivers has been passed by both the New York Senate and Assembly and is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. Industry observers indicated that the governor is likely to sign the legislation.

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NJ Driver Acts Fast in School Bus Fire

Cooperation between a New Jersey school bus driver and bus garage mechanic enabled 10 students to escape uninjured from their bus, before flames engulfed it. 

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Business as Usual on Quality Bus Purchase

Heading into the nonofficial start of summer, New York school bus contractor Quality Bus is currently hiring drivers for next school year after being acquired by National Express, Llc. last month.

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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony on FAST Act

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in insurance limits for private school bus and motorcoach companies.

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Student Transportation Announces Closing of Arrangement

TORONTO CANADA — Student Transportation, Inc. (TSX:STB) (NASDAQ:STB) (“STI” or the “Company”) announced the closing of the previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Spinner Can AcquireCo, Inc., a company sponsored by affiliates of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ullico, Inc.