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Massachusetts bill calls for engine-idling regulations
June 12, 2008
BOSTON — Legislation is making its way through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that would prohibit unnecessary engine idling on or around school gr...
Minnesota governor signs bill creating Office of Pupil Transportation
May 29, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS — On Friday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law an omnibus transportation and transit policy bill that includes measures affecting school ...
Florida lawmakers pass bill to ban bullying at schools, on buses
May 15, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit the bullying or harassment of any student or employee at the state’...
NCST modifies writing committees
May 14, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS — Officials of the National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) have made changes to the various NCST committees, including ass...
Minnesota Legislature votes to change Type III driver requirements
May 1, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Under a bill passed by the Minnesota State Legislature, drivers licensed to operate Type III vehicles for school districts would be...
Louisiana bill would ban cell phone use by bus drivers
April 23, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana House transportation committee last week approved a bill that would prohibit bus drivers from talking on a cell phone ...
New York legislators announce School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
April 17, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — On April 5, the New York Senate adopted a resolution declaring Oct. 24, 2008, School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.

The resolution...

Utah governor approves idling reduction bill
April 3, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Jon Huntsman has signed legislation that requires the Utah Board of Education (BOE) to adopt school bus idling reduction standa...
Nebraska seat belt bill derailed
April 2, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — Legislation that would have required seat belts on school buses has been “indefinitely postponed.”

The bill was introduced in Jan...

Louisiana district board approves funding resolution
March 26, 2008
COVINGTON, La. — St. Tammany Parish School Board members approved a resolution as a response to increases in school bus maintenance and operational c...
Missouri legislation would offer fuel tax exemption for school buses
March 10, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill is making its way through the General Assembly that would exempt the fuel used in school buses from the state fuel tax.<>
Kentucky commemorates 1958 school bus crash
March 6, 2008
FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Feb. 28, the state Senate passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Prestonburg school bus crash of 1958.


State directors address NHTSA proposal
March 1, 2008

As the comment period neared its end in late January for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposal to enhance school bus p...

Flag decals can be displayed on Delaware school buses
February 28, 2008
WILMINGTON, Del. — The state Board of Education (BOE) ruled last week that American flag decals are allowed to be displayed on school buses.


Report recommends reducing walking distance in Nova Scotia
February 19, 2008
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — A provincial review of school busing has recommended reducing the maximum distance students must walk before being eligible to...
Kansas board votes to end desegregation busing
February 7, 2008
WICHITA, Kan. — On Jan. 28, the Wichita Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to eliminate the decades-old practice of busing students based...
Bill would benefit potential school bus drivers with diabetes
February 7, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rep. Gary Jerke has sponsored a bill that would allow individuals with insulin-treated diabetes to qualify for a commercial driver’s...
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.


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...

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