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Webinar Gives Update on State Plans for VW Funding

A free STN webinar provided an overview of the current standing of the VW Mitigation Trust Fund and what student transporters can do to secure funding for cleaner school buses.…
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School Buses Vie for $40M in National Clean Diesel Grants

Older diesel-powered school buses are among the vehicles eligible for the latest round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase newer,…
  • Last modified on Friday, 11 May 2018 13:44

Bill Adds Year for Districts to Comply with Paul Lee Law

New fast-tracked legislation from California state Sen. Ben Hueso would immediately delay implementation of a law that requires child safety alert systems on approximately 25,000 school buses statewide, to give…
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NSTA School Bus Contractors Meet with Congressional Members

The National School Transportation Association hosts its annual Capitol Hill Bus-In this week for school bus contractor members to bring concerns to Congress members in Washington, D.C.
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Georgia School Bus Drivers Encounter Pushback on Sick-Out

Unlike some school districts that supported recent teacher walkouts for better pay, school administrators at DeKalb County School District are not as empathetic with school bus drivers who are waging…
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School Buses Assist as Teacher Walkouts Cancel Classes

Some school bus operations provided busing or meals to students and educators during recent teacher walkouts while district officials elsewhere reviewed what the strikes could mean to transportation employees and state legislators secured…
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NHTSA Close to Studying Effect of Seat Belts on Student Behavior

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seeks school districts that are interested in equipping school buses with lap-shoulder seat belts, to participate in a five-year study on how the occupant…
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ACT EXPO Roundtable to Focus on School Bus Replacements

A panel discussion at the Advanced Clean Transportation EXPO in Long Beach, Calif. next month will see student transportation professionals and clean energy experts sharing tips to maximize available funding…
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$20K Settlement for Calif. Student Left at School Bus Stop

A lawsuit settled between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the family of a student who was denied school bus service, brings to light questions about bus stop procedures.
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Volkswagen Truck & Bus Acquisition of Navistar ‘Possible’

Navistar would not comment on reports that partner Volkswagen Truck & Bus is interested in eventually purchasing the company, only to say it looks “forward to continued success with our…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:36