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Maryland Bill Aims to Address School Bus Capacity Limits

Despite COVID-19 limiting the number of school bus passengers due to social distancing guidelines, one Maryland lawmaker hopes to never see standing students in...

(STN Podcast E52) Some Good News: Feds Support School Buses & Wyoming District Shares COVID-19 Tips

While a polar vortex and rising gas prices complicate operations, the good news is that school buses are getting federal attention. Stimulus funding looks...

(STN Podcast E51) Advocate & Collaborate: Solving Transportation Problems in the Age of COVID-19

Tony & Ryan discuss the Biden administration’s school reopening plans, masks and vaccines for students, and the latest federal stimulus funding bill being championed...

CDC Says Double Masks, Tightly Fitted Masks Further Reduce Virus Transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said universal mask-wearing is slowing the spread of COVID-19, but the rate of effectiveness equates to...

(STN Podcast E50) New School Bus Rules: Nuances of Mask Mandates & Bus Electrification Plans

The school bus industry is discussing the Biden administration’s mask requirement on school buses as well as its electrification plans, which prove more complicated...

Buttigieg Confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a Democrat presidential candidate last year, was sworn in as Secretary of Transportation after...

CDC Confirms Masks Must Be Worn on Public, Private School Buses

Following an Executive Order signed by President Joe Biden, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of...

CERTS Coalition Calls for $40B in New Relief Funding

Following a year of unprecedented losses, the private motorcoach, school bus and passenger vessel industries have called on Congress to fund $40 billion in...

NYC Transportation Executive Meera Joshi Named Deputy Director of FMCSA

Meera Joshi, a New York City transportation executive, was appointed by President Joe Biden as deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi...

CDC Encourages Safety Precautions for a Safe Reopening of Schools

Ten months into the novel coronavirus pandemic and still some schools nationwide have yet to return to in-person learning, despite classrooms and district buildings...

February 2021

This issue of School Transportation News contains articles on alternative fuels, the mechanic environment, bus garage upgrades, and more....
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Buyer’s Guide 2021

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