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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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EPA: Clean Diesel Grants Net $12.6B in Health Benefits

A new report from the U.S. EPA claims that $520 million in grant funds awarded from 2009 throught 2013 has helped to reduce 1,700 premature deaths and $11 billion in monetized and $12.6 billion in cumulative health benefits, while also saving 450,000 gallons of fuel.

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