Concerns Rise Over Ohio School Bus Lap/Shoulder Belt Bill

Student transporters weigh in on a proposed June 1, 2019 deadline for mandatory three-point seat belts on school buses, as Rep. John Barnes, Jr. sponsors a bill in the Ohio…
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VW Truck & Bus Changes Name to TRATON Group

Volkswagen Truck & Bus underwent a name change, while parent company Volkswagen Group announced a partnership with California-based battery company QuantumScape and exploration of a collaboration with Ford.
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Major New Plan Merges Labor & Education Depts.

A controversial proposal to merge the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education was formally announced this week, and if approved, it may have an indirect impact on the school bus…
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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…
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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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STN EXPO Indianapolis Announced at State Conference

FORT WAYNE IN — STN Media Group (STN), with the support of the School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI), school bus engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc., and school bus seating and…
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NJ School Board OKs 3-Point Seat Belts Following Crash

The Paramus, New Jersey school board voted to require its buses to be equipped with shoulder-restraint-style (three point) seat belts for buses it is planning to purchase, for an extra $5,300 per bus.…
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Technology Concerns Stall School Bus Medical Rule

Due to technology concerns, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration extended certain provisions of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule, which establishes guidelines for reporting and processing medical information from…
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N. Calif. Grand Jury Wants New School Bus Program

A civil grand jury in Marin County in northern California is urging the launch of a better-funded school bus program to serve more kindergarten through eighth grade students.
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Propane School Bus Registrations Top 700 Percent

The quantity of propane school bus registrations in the U.S. increased 700 percent in the last five years, according to new vehicle registration reports compiled by the Propane Education &…
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$94M for Electric, CNG School Buses in Calif.

Under Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-17-607 (School Bus Replacement for California School Districts and County Offices of Education), California school districts can apply for a share of $94.1 million in funding…
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