A recent CBS News report, which draws attention to a “stunning lack of oversight” of school bus drivers nationwide by describing several recent incidents of criminals behind the wheel, is incomplete and contains several inaccuracies that could alarm parents to the point of needlessly removing their children from school buses, an industry expert told STN.
Florida’s School Bus Safety bill, which was passed by the House and Senate earlier this year, was signed by Gov. Rick Scott. It goes into effect July 1.
Ronna Weber is leaving the National School Transportation Association at the end of July, said President Todd Monteferrario in an email to school bus contractor members.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Thursday legislation that will require all school districts to purchase new school buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts as of this coming Sept. 1.
Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed several items in the General Assembly's approved budget, including a provision allocating $28.9 million to start replacing decades-old school buses that give the state the infamy of operating the oldest fleet in the nation.