Government

Insurance Rates Increase Curbed by Congress

Critics of increases to the federal insurance minimum requirements for passenger carriers, including school bus operators, applaud recent actions by the U.S. House of Representatives to stop the authority of the Department of Transportation over these changes. 

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Foxx Calls for Changes in Transportation

Public transportation, in the eyes of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, is the great unifier of society, the mode to break down barriers and link communities to education and success, to bridge the gap between classes.

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EPA Seeking RFPs for $13.5M in DERA Funds

The U.S. EPA announced it is accepting proposals to tap into approximately $13.5 million in federal funds for clean-diesel projects. Applications are due June 15 with project awards to be announced this fall.

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U.S. Capitol 'Bus-In' Targets Safety Issues

The National School Transportation Association held its annual Spring Bus-In on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday, and members as well as industry partners attended nearly 200 congressional meetings on such topics as the federal Compliance, Safety and Accountability program and drug testing of commercial drivers.

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FMCSA App Provides Safety Data on Bus Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new smartphone app called QCMobile that allows for more convenient access to currently available online safety performance information for interstate bus and truck companies.

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