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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.

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)...

EPA Funding Opportunities for School Districts, School Buses Detailed

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $330,375 to the Dayton Public School District in Ohio, to...
School Bus Cameras

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...

January 2020

Our first issue of 2020 commences with articles about customer service, training, and installation for new technology,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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