Government

School Buses Can Benefit from Volkswagen Emissions Cheat, Says EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) listed school bus replacements and engine repowers as eligible projects to receive a portion of the $2.7-billion trust that Volkswagen was ordered to fund for deliberately designing software to cheat federal emission laws for diesel cars.

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NTSB: Distraction Caused Fatal School Bus Crash

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that distracted driving was the cause of the 2014 crash between two school buses in Knoxville, Tennessee, which killed two students and an instructional aide.

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EPA Calls for Clean Air Solutions for Tribal Fleets

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals to reduce diesel emissions, including those produced by school buses, for tribal governments and native villages.

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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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