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What's in it for us?
March 1, 2009

Last month in this space, I discussed the economic importance of the U.S. school bus system — it saves $8 billion in fuel costs annually, accordin...

Florida bill would ban new bus stops from state highways
February 18, 2009
A bill has been introduced by state Rep. Chuck Chestnut to prohibit school bus stops from being located directly on certain state-maintained roads.
Can you spare some change?
February 1, 2009

Change is in the air in Washington, as you may have read in the

Seat belt mandate considered for Colorado school buses
January 27, 2009
A bill in the Colorado General Assembly would require school buses purchased statewide after June 30, 2010, to be equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts.
Indiana bill would require end-of-route inspections
January 26, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — A state Senate committee last week passed legislation that would require school bus drivers to do end-of-route inspections.
Nebraska lawmaker revives school bus seat belt bill
January 21, 2009
LINCOLN, Neb. — Earlier this month, state Sen. John Harms introduced a bill that would require all school buses to be equipped with seat belts.
Wyoming lawmakers introduce seat belt bill
January 6, 2009
A bill introduced in the state Legislature last week would require all school buses purchased on or after July 1 to be equipped with seat belts.
National Congress seeks proposals for revisions
December 10, 2008
Proposals from the public for revisions and additions to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document are being sought for the 15th National Congress on School Transportation.
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.
Giving credit where credit is due
October 16, 2008
From the day NHTSA’s notice of proposed rulemaking was issued, NAPT took a strong and principled stance against it, arguing that sound science and data analysis should rule the day, rather than emotion and political expediency.
NHTSA sets school bus safety standards in new rule
October 16, 2008
NHTSA issued a final rule on school bus safety, raising the minimum height of seat backs, requiring lap-shoulder belts on small buses and setting standards for belts on large buses.
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.
NHTSA chief announces resignation
September 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said that she would step down from her p...

NHTSA targets release of school bus final rule
September 1, 2008

ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to issue a final rule on school bus safety early next year.

The rule wi...

Connecticut crossing arm exemption rejected
August 14, 2008
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Older school buses in the state will still be required to have crossing arms, despite legislation passed earlier this year ...
Body armor prohibited on Louisiana school grounds, buses
July 16, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill that prohibits students and other individuals from wearing or possessing body armor (such...
Legislator calls for fuel tax exemption for bus contractors
July 3, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — Last month, Assemblyman Peter Rivera reintroduced legislation that would temporarily remove the diesel fuel tax paid by school bus con...
Minnesota governor signs bill creating Office of Pupil Transportation
July 1, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS — On May 23, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law an omnibus transportation and transit policy bill that includes measures affecting school b...

State directors: FMCSA proposal would worsen driver shortages
July 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — State pupil transportation directors said that a training proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would...

House resolution includes school transportation among security measures
June 26, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 18, the House of Representatives passed a resolution (1150) urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) t...

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