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School Bus Contractors Included in New $10B Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill

Newly introduced Senate legislation lists school buses among the passenger transportation modes that would be eligible to receive new economic relief grants to pay...

School Bus Seatbelts, Illegal Passing Included in Federal Transportation Infrastructure Proposal

House Democrats unveiled a $494 billion transportation infrastructure plan to address federal funding, which is set to expire in September, that targets a new...
First Student school bus drivers in Syracuse, New York, deliver meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Industry Associations Push Congress to Recognize School Bus Drivers

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, national school transportation leadership is seeking the inclusion of school bus drivers in legislation that would create...
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Coronavirus Stimulus Stipulates Continued Payment to Student Transporters, School Bus Contractors

The passage of $2.2 trillion in federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 outbreak includes a condition that school districts nationwide must continue...

Congress Asked to Ensure School Bus Contractor Payments or Fund Bailout

The National School Transportation Association doubled down on its request that Congress immediately require all states to continue funding school bus operations provided by...
2015 NCST proceedings

Coronavirus Postpones National Congress on School Transportation, Likely Until 2021

The steering committee for the National Congress on School Transportation, that was scheduled to be held May 17-20 in Des Moines, Iowa, has postponed...
Small Business in Transportation Coalition

Request to Defund the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Update

A provocative rebuttal was released on Jan. 3 by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, that attacks the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s)...
Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Report to Congress Details Progress Made in Cleaning Up Dirty Diesel

School buses remain the largest transportation segment to receive funding as a result of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), the U.S. Environmental Protection...
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...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Senate Bill Seeks to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric

A partisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Kamala Harris would authorize $2 million to pay the incremental cost of replacing diesel...

July 2020

July 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on school bell times and...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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