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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...
Bill would require belts on Nebraska buses
January 24, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sen. John Harms has introduced a bill that would require all new school buses in the state to be equipped with seat belts.

Th...

NTSB cites design flaw in I-35W bridge collapse
January 15, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today issued a safety recommendation that addresses a design issue with the Minnea...
Bill targets illegal school bus passing
January 15, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Suzanne Crouch has introduced legislation that would create harsher penalties for motorists who run school bus stop signs.

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Pennsylvania bill seeks safeguards for diabetic students
January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bill in the state General Assembly contains provisions to protect students who have diabetes.

Under one provision, school dis...

Congressman drafts legislation to protect Medicaid reimbursements
January 7, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Boozman has introduced legislation in Congress that would protect Medicaid reimbursements from cuts in financial su...
Rhode Island politician responds to school transportation snafu
January 2, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor David N. Cicilline recently outlined a series of policies he is planning to implement in response to a storm on Dec. 13...
NHTSA issues proposal on seat belts, seat backs
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled in November its highly anticipated proposal on school bus passe...

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.

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