A South Carolina bill to stiffen penalties for overtaking a stopped school bus was introduced to the state Legislature Wednesday before being sent to committee.
The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opiods to its drug-testing panel for commercial drivers, as well as clarify urine specimen rules.
The National Transportation Safety Board released additional details on the Nov. 21 school bus crash that killed six students and injured 31 others, but the probable cause won’t be determined for months.
Based on a detailed analysis of school bus safety data, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that school bus fatalities represent less than 1 percent of total road fatalities nationwide despite student transporters contending with an assortment of state regulations.
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.
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.