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How Will New FMCSA Diabetes Rule Affect School Bus Drivers?

Though a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration final rule that now allows commercial drivers who properly manage their diabetes to operate vehicles in interstate commerce does not explicitly apply to…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:34

NTSB Fills all Five Board Member Positions

Bruce Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy were sworn onto the National Transportation Safety Board in August, filling the remaining two open spots.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:54

LAUSD Will Apply for CEC Electric School Bus Funding

The Los Angeles Unified School District has voted to apply for a share of $25 million available from the California Energy Commission for electric school buses and related infrastructure.
  • Last modified on Monday, 17 September 2018 09:38

Calif. State Legislature OKs Bill to Start School Later

The California State Assembly has voted to pass the School Start Time Bill, SB 328, which says it would give students more sleep time, by a 41-30 vote. It was then…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:41

U.S. Senate Honors School Bus Safety in September

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to endorse the Child Safety Network’s Safe Bus campaign, after “many months of effort and review by various federal committees,” participants reported.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:30

Tropical Depression Gordon is Heading North

Tropical depression Gordon is in the process of turning north and entering Missouri from Arkansas as of Friday morning. Gordon will then gradually turn northeast towards the Great Lakes area Friday…
  • Last modified on Friday, 07 September 2018 10:35

NYC Schools Chancellor Visits Logan Bus for Startup

Richard Carranza left his house before the sun came up to deliver a pep talk with bus drivers at contractor Logan Bus’ Ozone Park headquarters.
  • Last modified on Friday, 07 September 2018 13:06

Video Exonerates School Bus Driver Accused by Students

A Pittsburgh-area police chief said a review of school bus video “completely discredited” two middle school students who alleged “inappropriate actions” committed by their school bus driver.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:36

EPA Extends Clean Diesel Tribal Grant Applications Timeline

The U.S. EPA announced that it is extending the deadline for tribal governments and beneficiaries to apply for approximately $2 million for reducing diesel emissions from commercial vehicles, including school…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 04 September 2018 09:10

Calif. Law Addresses School Buses Without 3-Point Seat Belts

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation that requires all remaining school buses in operation statewide that are not equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts, to be off the road by July…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 30 August 2018 10:26

Webasto’s Nigro Remembered After Losing Cancer Battle

Sam Nigro, a former Webasto representative specializing in the school bus, transit and motor coach industries, passed away from cancer on Aug. 21. He was 86.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:39