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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Alternative Fuel Trade Associations Support Funding for Clean Cities Program

Washington, D.C. — The national trade associations that represent America’s alternative fuel and vehicle industries signed a joint letter to the Senate and House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittees in support of funding the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Program.  Supporting trade associations include NGVAmerica, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), Growth Energy—America’s Ethanol Supporters, and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA).

NHTSA Issues Final Rule on Safety Vests/Harnesses

WASHINGTON, D.C - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule March 8, 2004, that converts a temporary provision, which was set to terminate on September 1, 2004 that allowed the manufacturer of safety harnesses that attach to a school bus seat back to a permanent provision within Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

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