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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...
Burned Iowa school bus.

New Federal Bill Adds Fire Suppression Systems to Call for Seatbelts

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are proposing a new version of federal legislation that mirrors National Transportation Safety...

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....
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...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

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...
Stop sign

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...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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