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Minnesota Government Shutdown Temporarily Freezes School Bus Inspections

After the state legislature failed to agree and pass a budget to cover the next two fiscal years, Minnesota state agencies have felt the effects of the current shutdown, including those overseeing school bus inspections.

Starting on July 5, school bus inspectors were no longer performing annual inspections, although Lt. Eddie Carroll, Minnesota’s state director of pupil transportation services,  and the tech sergeants in the Office of Pupil Transportation Safety at the state department of public safety were still actively on duty and will be on hand to respond to any crashes.

According to the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation, the State Patrol will hold off on enforcing annual inspection decals if those inspections were due during the shutdown. The inspections will resume as soon as the inspectors are placed back on duty.


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