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Another transit agency ordered to halt school bus routes
March 12, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) directs a Michigan agency to halt several routes that were introduced in 2010 to transport about 300 students. The ruling comes a month after the FTA issued a similar order to a South Dakota transit agency.
South Dakota transit agency ordered to stop school bus routes
February 21, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issues the order to Yankton Transit of Lake Andes earlier this month in response to a complaint that the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) filed in 2011, finding that the agency’s school bus routes are not open to or meant to serve the general public. NSTA President Magda Dimmendaal says “we are glad to see violations such as this recognized and enforced by FTA.”
Obama nominates transportation agency heads
April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, President Obama nominated Chuck Hurley to serve as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NSTA calls for support of transit encroachment protection
January 30, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) is urging its members to show their support for the Federal Transit Administr...
FTA to clarify school bus terms for transit agencies
November 19, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Tuesday issued a proposal to amend its school bus regulations for transit agencies.
FTA issues policy statement aimed at stopping unfair competition
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in September issued a final policy statement to clarify its school bus regulations for federally...

FTA issues final policy statement on tripper service
September 18, 2008
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final policy statement on school bus operations regulations, clarifying its policy on “tripper service” in light of recent cases involving federally funded transit agencies transporting students to school.
NSTA: Update on Ohio transit agency’s school service
July 9, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) intervention in a deal between the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authorit...
FTA to clarify school bus regulations
July 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in mid-May proposed to revise its policy on the extent to which transit agencies can provi...

Rumble in Rochester
March 1, 2008

It’s a case that refused to end quickly or quietly.

Throughout last year, we provided multiple updates on the conflict over the Rochester-Genesee ...

Judge approves Rochester transit agency’s new school service plan
March 1, 2008

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a new twist to a case pitting transit agency against school bus contractor, a judge in late January struck down a decision by the...

Judge approves transit agency’s new school service plan
January 28, 2008
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a new twist to a case pitting transit agency against school bus contractor, a judge on Thursday struck down a decision by the Fe...
Judge ends N.Y. tripper service
October 1, 2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge ruled that the Rochester-Genesee (N.Y.) Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA) must discontinue its school bus operations.

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N.Y. transit encroachment ruling upheld
September 1, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On July 30, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)...

FTA orders transit agency to stop school routes
February 1, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On Jan. 18, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) ruled that the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has illegally engaged in school bus operations.

No need for paranoia, but security needs closer look
November 1, 2001

The focal point of the school transportation community has always been safety. Everything you do is directed toward moving children safely to and from...

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