Insurance Rates Increase Curbed by Congress

Critics of increases to the federal insurance minimum requirements for passenger carriers, including school bus operators, applaud recent actions by the U.S. House of Representatives to stop the authority of…
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National Tire Safety Week Kicks off Sunday

Tires are the all-important connection between vehicle and road. National Tire Safety Week kicks off this month as a reminder that tire upkeep is vital component in driver, fleet and…
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Navistar Opens Proving Grounds

Navistar announced Monday the opening of its Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. The company will use the site to test its products, including class 5-8 commercial trucks, school buses…
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Boston School Buses Go Green

In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has committed to operating a portion of its bus fleet with propane autogas. The school district plans to…
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NCST Adjourns After Passing Resolutions on Safety, Eligibility Data

DES MOINES – The 16th National Congress of School Transportation tackled its remaining business Wednesday morning and adjourned after approving three resolutions, including one to communicate to federal officials the crucial…
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Gabby's Law Passed by Florida Lawmakers

Donald Mair has fought to provide safe bus stops for students ever since a car struck his 12-year-old daughter Gabby shortly after being dropped off by her school bus five…
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‘Legal Routes’ Down to Final Issues

The first of the three last bimonthly issues of ‘Legal Routes’ is now available, with the next two following in July and September. Peggy Burns, editor-in-chief announced last fall that…
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Failure to Stop

Some crimes are considered inexcusable. For the student transportation industry, the prevalence of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses that are loading or unloading students fits this bill.
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Proposed Mandate for Crossing Control Arms Falls at NCST

DES MOINES – Delegates to the 16th National Congress of School Transportation efficiently moved through a number of updates to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures Manual today during their…
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