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NAPT News & Views
November 1, 2007

Public policy program key part of strategic plan

The NAPT has long been an active and effective advocate for the pupil transportation indust...

Louisiana crossing-arm mandate left unfunded
October 1, 2007

BATON ROUGE, La. — Pupil transporters may not be forced to comply with a recently passed bill that requires older school buses to be retrofitted with ...

States see flurry of bus developments
October 1, 2007

The summer was a busy season for the pupil transportation community, with school bus bills being passed and new programs being launched throughout the...

NCST committee gears up for 2010
September 1, 2007

RENO, Nev. — The National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) Steering Committee met in late July to process interim amendments to the Nat...

Washington state issues RFP for new funding methodology
September 1, 2007

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state of Washington is seeking a more accurate method of reimbursing school districts for the cost of pupil transportation...

School bus security added to federal act
September 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The school transportation industry has garnered federal support in its bid to enhance its security against terrorists.

T...

R.I. allows sedans, vans for school transportation
August 1, 2007

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gov. Donald Carcieri signed a bill allowing the use of vehicles other than full-size yellow school buses to transport studen...

Texas passes school bus seat belt bill
July 1, 2007

BEAUMONT, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a bill that requires school buses to have three-point belts in all seats.

The legislation...

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...

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