Government

FMCSA State Inspection Program Would Include School Buses

About a month remains in a public comment period on a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal to require states establish an annual inspection program for all commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that carry passengers, including school buses.

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Feds Highlight Protections for Transgendered Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Justice are cautioning school districts, and as an extension student transporters, that they must adhere to Title IX rules that prohibit discrimination based on gender when students identify as a different sex from the one they were assigned at birth.

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Feds Issue Final Rule on Overtime Pay

The Department of Labor announced that it has further modified its Final Rule for requiring employers to gauge whether or not a worker meets the stipulations of overtime pay.

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Data Shows Reduction in Bus-Related Fatalities

Overall bus fatalities have been steadily declining for the past few years, according to crash statistics compiled and released by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The figures limited to school buses, however, show the number of fatalities growing.

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School Bus Contractors Seek Changes to FMCSA Safety Proposal

The National School Transportation Association is urging its school bus contractor members to contact their local U.S. House of Representatives in an attempt to thwart a “flawed” proposal announced in January to change the commercial carrier safety rating system.

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NHTSA, States Meeting Continues Seat Belt Conversation

Last week, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind met with representatives from the six states that require seat belts in school buses­—California, Texas, Florida, New York, Louisiana and New Jersey—to discuss the controversial topic.

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