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Big changes ahead for S.C. bus fleet
July 1, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina General Assembly approved a bill that requires the replacement of the state's school buses every 15 years.<...

Industry urges cell phone ban
March 1, 2007

Officials from across the pupil transportation industry combined their voices in calling for restrictions on cell phone use by school bus drivers.

Head Start final rule offers key exemptions
November 1, 2006

Head Start grantees have been given clearance to request waivers from two key Head Start transportation requirements — that each child be seated in a child restraint system while the vehicle is in motion and that each bus have at least one monitor on board at all times.

Decade by Decade: 50 Years of Pupil Transportation History
September 1, 2006

Countless occurrences have shaped the school bus industry over the past half-century, from safety innovations to key legislation to tragic accidents. Here’s an overview of noteworthy news that <I>SCHOOL BUS FLEET</I> has covered throughout its own history.

Top spots in transit at NHTSA, FMCSA
March 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The administrator positions at two key federal transportation agencies are in the process of turning over.

Head Start deadline draws near
December 1, 2005

The final deadline for Head Start transportation regulations is Jan. 18, 2006.

Industry seeks support for safety week
December 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A resolution before the U.S. House of Representatives would officially support School Bus Safety Week.

Bus Briefs
October 1, 2005

Missouri governor aims to require seat belts in buses
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Matt Blunt said he will work to enact a requiremen...

Transportation bill toughens charter rules
September 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The $286.4 billion transportation bill signed by President Bush on Aug. 10 included language that could help to curtail the ...

Congress extends 'S' deadline
September 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School bus drivers have been granted an extra year to earn an "S" endorsement on their CDL.

Congress included a provisio...

CASTO opposes proposed rules requiring CNG
September 1, 2005

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) is opposing a proposal for a new set of statewide f...

Nonconforming vans targeted in House bill
April 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) succeeded in getting a provision in the House bill reauthorizing trans...

Driver's cell phone blamed in bus crash
March 1, 2005

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — A school bus driver for Prince George’s County Public Schools in suburban Washington, D.C., was charged with negligent driv...

FTA Clarifies Role of Transit Agencies
March 1, 2005

Washington, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released two new documents important to the school bus industry.

These ite...

Navigating NCLB: The Latest on How the Law Impacts Pupil Transportation
February 1, 2005

Greater flexibility for states, school districts and schools —this is partly what President Bush had in mind when he signed into law the education ref...

Is Your Head Start Training on the Back Burner?
February 1, 2005

Frequently I receive calls regarding Head Start transportation regulations. Despite the fact that the regulations were published approximately four ye...

NHTSA pushes tire pressure monitoring units for small buses
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly proposed vehicle safety standard would require devices that warn drivers when a tire is significantly under-inflated.

T...

NHTSA amends lift requirements
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revised parts of its final rule on two wheelchair lift standards tha...

Feds say no to Title 1 funds
February 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School districts may not use federal funds under Part A of Title I to pay for transporting homeless students to and from the...

FMCSA proposes new mandates for entry-level CDL drivers
November 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposed rule that would enact mandatory training requireme...

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