Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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FMCSA Relaxes Random Alcohol, Drug Testing Requirements During COVID-19

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is providing leeway to commercial transportation organizations including school districts and private bus companies that can’t satisfy...

Alabama Governor Awards $10M to Fund School Bus Wi-Fi Routers

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey awarded $48 million to the State Department of Education in response to COVID-19 challenges, with nearly a fifth of the...

Wisconsin OK’s School Bus Barriers to Separate Students from Drivers

Despite a widespread interpretation that the installation of barriers around the driver compartment to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure by staff would...

Florida Students Ordered Back to In-Person Classes, But Counties Retain Flexibility

Amid the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting over 200,000 COVID-19 cases in Florida, county school districts were ordered to reopen for...

CDC Releases Considerations for COVID-19 Testing of Students in Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim guidance to schools on health checking students for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,...

BUS Act of 2020 Renews Nationwide Call for Seatbelts in School Buses

Democrat lawmakers continue their focus on seeking a national requirement for school bus lap/shoulder seatbelts with new legislation introduced in the House of Representatives....

Flexibility Important When Transporting Head Start Students During Pandemic

The U.S. Office of Heard Start shared best practices during a webinar attended by 1,650 people on Wednesday, with the goal of alleviating some...

FMCSA Further Extends Expiring Licenses, Certifications Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended a previous waiver of expiring driver’s license and medical examiner’s certificates by an additional 90 days,...

States Begin Issuing COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for 2020-2021 School Year

States around the nation have begun issuing their own guidance for the reopening of schools, which very closely mirrors the recommendations issued by the...

Webinar Highlights Work in Front of New Industry COVID-19 Task Force

A new industry task force charged with providing clarity to states and school districts that are attempting to reopen schools and school busing for...

August 2020

This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as well as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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

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