Government

FMCSA Updates on Minimum Driver Training, Drug Testing

One week prior to the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it is adding opioids to commercial driver drug screening, student transporters received the latest information outlining new federal mandates for entry-level school bus driver training.

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Dallas County Schools to Close, School Bus Service Unchanged for Now

Dallas-area schools are telling parents and students as well as transportation employees that service will remain unchanged for the remainder of the school year following voters approving the dissolution of the 171-year-old government agency that operated school buses in the county.

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NAPT Announces New Board Members at Summit

Barry Sudduth took over as National Association for Pupil Transportation president during industry conferences in Columbus, Ohio and was joined on the board by Rick Grisham, the 2017 STN Leadership Award winner and executive director of transportation for Cobb County School District in Georgia.

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Photos: Monday at NAPT Summit and NASDPTS

On Monday, NASDPTS Conference attendees heard updates from the Transportation Security Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration while both NASDPTS and NAPT attendees attended an evening reception hosted by STN that also honored Georgia's Rick Grisham.  

Durham School Services Demos Operations for Iowa Mayor

School bus contractor Durham School Services welcomed Mayor Tom X. Lazio of Ottumwa, Iowa into its local operations as he saw the inner workings of how the company transports over 2,500 students each day for the local district.

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EPA Accepting Applications for School Bus Rebate Program

The U.S. EPA announced school districts, school bus contractors, state and local governments, and tribal governments can now apply for their share of an expected $7.25 million to replace older diesel school buses or for retrofit projects.

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