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Joevanny Vargas, who lost his daughter in the May 2018 Paramus bus crash, met with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in June 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Robert Menendez’s office.)

Support Builds for School Bus Safety Legislation in Congress

Two companion bills to the Gottheimer Bipartisan House Legislation have been introduced in the U.S. Senate: the Secure Every Child Under the Right Equipment...
The Texas State Capitol in Austin. (Photo by Daniel Mayer.)

Texas Legislature Passes New School Bus Funding Formula

An overhaul of public school finance in Texas that could result in increasing the reimbursement for school bus transportation, highlights the three school-related bills...
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New Jersey Senate Bill Introduces $10M Electric School Bus Program

A new bill introduced into the New Jersey State Senate, SB 2436, sponsored by Rep. Patrick Diegnan and Sen. Linda Greenstein, directs the Board of...
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New York School Bus Stop-Arm Bill Awaits Gov. Cuomo’s Signature

The New York State Assembly and Senate has passed legislation that would authorize school districts to implement demonstration programs for stop-arm surveillance systems. The...

NSTA Annual Capitol Hill Bus-In Advocates for the ‘STOP Act’

Over 50 National School Transportation Association (NSTA) representatives participated in 134 meetings in Washington, D.C. on April 30 and May 1 to discuss illegal passing of...

Operation Safe Stop Celebrated in New York

Operation Safe Stop Day was created to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus is dangerous and illegal. Held on Wednesday, the...

CASTO Sponsors Bill to Increase School Transportation Funding

The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) recently announced the organization is sponsoring AB 760, which specifies education finance, local control funding, pupil...
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Highway Tolls, School Bus Funding Formula Debated by Texas Legislature

Two new bills, Texas House Bill 891 and Senate Bill 383, relate to a highway toll exemption for public school buses. Also being discussed...

Federal Resolution Seeks Comprehensive Research of Illegal School Passing Issue

A bipartisan House resolution seeks to improve student safety by requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to compile data and implement a national...

School Bus Stop Legislation Passes Indiana House Committee

A House Committee approved safety legislation that was introduced following multiple student deaths and injuries at school bus stops last over the past six...

July 2019

Developing trust, a safety culture, driver appreciation and more. Read the full July 2019 Issue here. Cover Story Retention Starts...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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