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NSTA partners with Autism Society to offer toolkit
July 31, 2015
The toolkit will provide school bus staff members with information on autism spectrum disorder, signs for early detection and ways to communicate this information to caregivers and parents.
Magda Dimmendaal named a School Bus Champion
July 24, 2015
Dimmendaal, who started as a school bus driver and eventually bought the company she worked for, is honored for her industry leadership and community service.
Seat belts, student behavior discussed at NHTSA meeting
July 24, 2015
The agency's public meeting looks at the barriers and benefits of seat belts on large school buses, as well as other approaches aimed at increasing safety.
Todd Monteferrario elected president of NSTA
July 22, 2015
Monteferrario, a senior director at First Student and a 25-year industry veteran, begins a two-year term at the helm of the National School Transportation Association.
SBF names Riley Williams Contractor of the Year
July 22, 2015
The veteran school bus operator demonstrated a passion for safely transporting students and for giving back to the community. The award was given posthumously.
NSTA honors pupil transportation excellence
July 22, 2015
Awards presented included its Golden Merit Award, Outstanding Driver Service Award and Meritorious Service Award. The association also recognized Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program members.
Winners named in School Bus Driver Int'l Safety Competition
July 20, 2015
Two drivers from a West Virginia district take the top spots in the conventional and small bus categories, while a California contestant comes in first in the transit category.
School bus contractor Riley Williams remembered for leadership
June 23, 2015
Williams, who was the president and owner of New Jersey school bus contracting business B.R. Williams Inc., contributed to state and national associations and even drove buses part-time.
Leonard Bus Sales taps former school bus contractor exec
June 18, 2015
Charlie Bruce is named director of business operations at the school bus dealership. He has served as chief operating officer for both First Student and Durham School Services.
School buses exempt from electronic stability control mandate
June 10, 2015
NHTSA has finalized a rule that requires electronic stability control systems on heavy trucks and some large buses, but not school buses.
Efforts to block FMCSA’s insurance increase continue
June 5, 2015
A provision to stop the federal agency from raising insurance minimums for bus operators has survived several challenges in the House.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Should FMCSA increase the federal insurance minimums?
May 6, 2015

The FCMSA is considering an increase in the federal minimum insurance requirements for passenger motor carriers. This is a very important issue for school bus contractors, as these requirements could dramatically affect insurance costs.

Bill would leave passenger carrier insurance authority with Congress
May 5, 2015
The legislation, which NSTA supports, would prevent the U.S. secretary of transportation from raising insurance minimums on the school transportation and motorcoach industries.
NSTA members meet with legislators in D.C.
April 14, 2015
Issues to be discussed during the Spring Bus-In include minimum levels of financial responsibility and concerns with hair follicle testing for federal drug tests.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — What is a negotiated rulemaking, and is it a good thing?
March 31, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed employing the negotiated rulemaking process to find a solution to its long-proposed concept of entry-level driver training. What is this process, and is it a good thing?

NAPT, NSTA reaffirm position on occupant protection
January 22, 2015
The associations point to NHTSA’s 2011 denial of a petition from the Center for Auto Safety requesting that the agency mandate seat belts in large school buses.
NSTA, Zonar award $50K grant
January 19, 2015
New Jersey contractor B.R. Williams wins the grant to outfit school buses with the hardware needed to use Zonar’s technology systems.
NSTA announces safety competition scholarship winners
October 27, 2014
The 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition was held in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 20. The association awarded five winners funds for continuing educational opportunities.
EPA offers $3M in school bus purchase rebates
July 25, 2014
Karl Simon, director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Office's Transportation and Climate Division, shares the news during NSTA's annual meeting. EPA provided $2 million in 2012 for school bus purchase rebates, and the program received over 1,000 applications for the 28 awards made.
NSTA honors industry excellence at annual conference
July 24, 2014
Awards presented include its Gold Merit Award, Hall of Fame Award, and the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Grant. The organization also recognized Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program members.
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