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Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (S.C. 1993, c. 16), the Canadian Federal government has created a number of motor vehicle safety regulations. Many of these regulations are patterned…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 11:21

School Transportation in Canada

An estimated 36,800 yellow school buses provide transportation daily to 2.5 million students, about 55% of Canada's K-12 student population.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 11:25

U.S. Federal Agencies

In the United States, state, national and local governments are entwined in the warp and woof of school bus service. Because of the overriding concern for the safety of the…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:40

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Altogether the U.S. Federal government has created 60 federal motor vehicle safety standards. Of these 37 apply to school buses. Of the 37, several were written specifically for the yellow…
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Final Rule on CDL Improvements: How Will It Affect Your Operations?

by the National School Transportation Association On July 31, 2002 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published new rules affecting commercial drivers and the CDL licensing program. The significance…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:52

Train-School Bus Crashes

There have been at least 166 train-school bus collisions known to have occured between 1902 and 2015, the most recent on record occuring in Larimore, North Dakota, where a freight…
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Emission Standards

Governmental vehicle emission standards began in 1959 in California. The federal government became involved eight years later as Congress passed the Air Quality Act of 1967, which designated air quality…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 April 2018 16:27

Fuel & Environmental Web Resources

Alternative Fuels Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Data Center Energy Smart Schools Gas Technology Institute Green Diesel Technology National Biodiesel Board National Renewable Energy Laboratory Natural Gas Vehicle for America…
  • Last modified on Friday, 11 May 2018 09:04

Government, Scholarly Emissions Reports and Studies

Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study - Phase 1, June 2009 Clean Air Task Force A Multi-City Investigation of the Effectiveness of Retrofit Emissions Controls in Reducing Exposures to Particulate Matter in…
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The Great Debate

The issue of whether or not to install seat belts in large school buses has been a matter of public policy debate for more than a quarter century. A handful…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 22:54

School Bus Seat Belts Web Resources

Presented below are links to Web pages devoted to seat belts in motor vehicle transportation and in school buses. Final Rules: School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection: Seating Systems,…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 22:45

Compartmentalization

What does compartmentalization mean? The term is at the heart of the Great Seat Belt Debate. It was coined during the 1967 and 1972 Series 1 and Series 2 "School…
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School Bus Seat Belts

Why don't large school buses have seat belts like cars do? Many parents are worried about the contradiction between the need to use seat belts and child passenger seats in…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 07 June 2018 15:53

Socal School Districts Receive Largest Replacement Grant

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Los Angeles Unified School District will replace 260 of its oldest diesel buses with new CNG and propane vehicles following a $43 million vehicle replacement grant…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:43