N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Continues School Bus Tour

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide school bus tour continued with stops scheduled in White Plains and Ellenville, New York, at White Plains High School and Ellenville High School.

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Congress to Again Debate School Bus Seat Belt Legislation

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — “The Senate was in recess last week and is just getting back into session later today” Senator Robert Menendez’s press secretary, Steven Sandberg, told School Transportation News.” He predicted that he “expect(s) the bill to be introduced soon” by the New Jersey senator, but as of June 8, that has not happened yet.

Bipartisan school bus seat belt safety legislation was announced last week for both the U.S. House and Senate, officials said at a press conference at the Fair Lawn Board of Education Transportation Depot in New Jersey. The bills would require three-point seatbelts nationwide for school buses.

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NYSBCA Calls for School Bus Safety Knowledge Requirement for Driver’s License Applicants

LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York School Bus Contractors Association is calling for the passage of legislation that would mandate the addition of a school bus safety component to the pre-licensing driver education course and written test for all applicants seeking to obtain a New York state driver license. The legislation (SB 5974), sponsored by NY State Senator Elaine Phillips of Nassau County, recently passed in the State Senate. It is part of an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus.

Iowa Bill Reduces Rural District School Bus Costs

Iowa associations say the version of a school funding bill passed by the legislature is not what they had hoped for, but is a step in the right direction of reducing student transportation costs for districts.

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