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Ohio, Utah Legislation Target Motorists Who Illegally Pass School Buses

Legislation in both states that seeks to stiffen the penalties for motorists who pass stopped school buses has moved closer to becoming law. Ohio...

Iowa Legislation Aims to Make Student Transportation Funding More Equitable

A new bill passed by the Iowa House and Senate adds over $7.25 million for student transportation and reduces the gap between school districts...

Federal Guidance Cautions Against CBD Oil Use by School Bus Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation is reminding school bus drivers and other commercial vehicle operators to “exercise caution” when considering using CBD oil because...

FMCSA Publishes Official Notice of 2-Year Delay in Training Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its official notice on Feb. 4 in the Federal Register to push back compliance with new...
Red veto stamp in notepad

Employee Provision in New York City School Bus Driver Bill Vetoed

Citing legal and fiscal concerns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejected legislation passed by the New York State Assembly that would have required contracts for the...
Thomas Chapman, new NTSB board member, was sworn in on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

NTSB Additions Bring Board Back up to 5 Members

The National Transportation Safety Board is set to add aviation experts Michael Graham and Thomas Chapman as its newest board members, bringing the board...

FMCSA Extends State Query Provision of CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will implement a three-year delay to a provision of its commercial driver drug and alcohol...
The EPA building in Washington, D.C.

EPA Sets Plans for a 50th Anniversary Celebration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating its 49th birthday this week. Concurrently, officials announced plans to begin a year-long celebration that will...
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The photo is a screen capture of a YouTube post from Nov. 9, 2019.

Sen. Schumer Demands Release of NHTSA Report on School Bus Stop-Arm Cameras

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York is doubling down on demands that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) release a...
Attendees at the 51st annual NASDPTS conference in Washington, D.C. in October 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon)

National Congress on School Transportation Meets to Update School Bus Specifications

The steering committee for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) met in Columbus, Ohio during the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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