Government

FMCSA To Examine Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying truck and bus companies around the country that they are required to submit their 2016 U.S. DOT drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days.

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Federal Hearings into School Bus Safety Expected Soon

After a series of tragic school bus crashes the last few months that have shaken the student transportation industry, bipartisan support in Washington is growing to review school bus safety across the country.

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Transportation Taps Fed Funding for Full-Time Head Start

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded roughly $290 million to hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand the hours of service for enrolled children and increase essential transportation services. 

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CSRS Decisions During IEP Avoid Seclusion, Restraint Issues

With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) to avoid confusion when applying them for Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

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Arkansas State Director Simmons Announces Retirement

Mike Simmons, senior transportation manager of the Arkansas Department of Education for the last 16 years, announced he is stepping down from his position and retiring from the industry effective Dec. 31.

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