Monday, March 20, 2023


Inflation Reduction Act Invests in Clean Energy, But Will It Reduce Inflation?

The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to be a boon for zero-emissions energy and fuels, including vehicle electrification. It creates or expands tax credits...
Director of Transportation Kayne Smith assigned himself a morning and afternoon route last school year due to the school bus driver shortage at Cy-Fair ISD in Houston. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Biden’s Infrastructure Law Boosts Investment in CDL Programs

Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, more than $44 million in state grants will be awarded to enhance road safety and make the process of...
From left, Reps. Jackie Walorski and Julia Brownley listen as Chris Akiyama from Safe Fleet shares information on the company's Predictive Stop Arm technology to warn students and bus drivers when a motorist is not stopping during a technology demonstration in October 2019 following the introduction that spring of the STOP for School Buses Act.

School Bus Safety Advocate Rep. Walorski of Indiana Killed in Crash

The school bus industry lost one of its leading illegal passing advocates on Capitol Hill as Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana died Wednesday afternoon...
A March 2014 file photo of an early electric school bus parked in front of the state capitol building in Sacramento, California. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/Urvashi Nagrani)

Efforts to Fully Fund California Student Transportation Advance

As Senate legislation to mandate free transportation of all K-12 students was scheduled for a vote next month by the appropriations committee, a bill...
New electric buses charge at Modesto Unified School District in California.

Additional $300M for Zero-Emissions School Buses Requested in Federal Budget

The same day the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first year of its $5-billion Clean School Bus Program is set to begin next...
NSTA members present Rep. Jackie Walorski with the Bronze Bus Award for her leadership on the STOP for School Buses Act. (Photo courtesy of NSTA.)

NSTA Returns to Capitol Hill for First Time Since Before Pandemic

National School Transportation Association (NSTA) members returned to Washington, D.C., this month to engage with elected officials and policymakers for the first time since...

March 2023

In this month's issue, our cover story dives into the details of using student rider data to accurately track...

Buyer’s Guide 2023

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...


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