School Bus Associations Respond to NTSB Recommendations

National school transportation industry associations issued both supporting and dissenting responses to a recent National Transportation Safety Board report examining two fatal school bus crashes. The report recommended, among other things, crash avoidance systems and lap-shoulder belts on all new large school buses. 

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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony Reiterates FAST Act Importance

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in insurance limits for private school bus and motorcoach companies.

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CARB & States Sue EPA Over GHG Emissions Standards

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — The California Air Resources Board, 17 U.S. states and D.C. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for loosening greenhouse gas emission regulations in what the suit calls an “arbitrary and capricious” violation of the Clean Air Act.

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'Then, Now and Tomorrow' of Special Needs Student Transportation

FRISCO, TEXAS — Five tenured faculty members of the TSD Conference provided perspectives on the history and current struggles of the special needs and preschool student transportation industry. The faculty recommened that attendees gain additional training at conference sessions being held through Tuesday.

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School Bus Drivers, "What’s Important Now?"

There is a facility in central Idaho that dismantles nuclear warheads. The warheads are transported in average looking semis escorted by ordinary looking vehicles that are manned by specially trained and heavily armed tactical officers. The semi transporting the warhead is heavily armored and will self-protect even if the security team is taken out. Sadly, school buses do not have the luxury of security escorts.

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