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Sen. Schumer Calls for Federal Report on School Bus Stop-Arm Cameras

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is urging federal action on the guidelines and use of federal funding for the installation of school bus stop-arm cameras...
A bipartisan group promoted School Bus Safety Week by highlighting efforts to prevent illegal passing. Shown are Reps. Walorski and Brownley, with Chris Akiyama from Safe Fleet in the foreground.

Technology Demonstration Highlights Potential Benefits of Federal School Bus Stop Legislation

Congressional representatives who are championing a federal bill that targets motorists who illegally pass school buses marked National School Bus Safety Week by attending...
The FMCSA Administrator, speaking earlier this year to American Trucking Association members.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Martinez to Step Down

After only about 18 months in the position, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced he is resigning by Oct. 31. He...
A school bus security drill . (Photo courtesy of Chris Ellison, Eugene School District in Oregon.)

House Resolution Seeks to Recognize Security Benefits of U.S. School Buses

A new bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to designate September as National School Bus Safety and Security Month. If passed,...
California State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino. Photo courtesy of his office.

Latest California Late-Start School Bill Arrives on Gov. Newsom’s Desk

The California State Legislature has again passed a controversial school start delay bill for the second consecutive year. SB 328 was sent to Gov. Gavin...
Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

New Federal Bipartisan School Safety Legislation Being Introduced

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey said that he is planning to introduce to Congress the Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in Schools Safety Act...
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Senate Passes School Bus Safety Month

As millions of students prepare to return to school over the next month, and many already have, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to recognized...

FMCSA Announces Partial Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rules

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks to extend the compliance date for new entry-level driver training rules by exactly two years....
Annie Sovcik, Esq., program director for Busing on the Lookout, speaking before members of the California Association for School Transportation Officials in 2018. (Photo by David George.)

U.S. Transportation Department Bans Commercial Drivers Convicted of Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from...
California State Senator Anthony Portantino.

California Assembly Education Committee Passes School Start Bill

The California Assembly Education Committee approved the second attempt to pass controversial school start times legislation that was reintroduced in February by state Sen....

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...