Hundreds of DeKalb County School District drivers take part in a three-day demonstration designed to address concerns over pay and retirement benefits.
The bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials works to raise awareness about the need to invest in the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rails and ports.
LaHood will serve alongside two fellow co-chairs: former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
The Building America’s Future co-chairs took the opportunity to call on Washington to support critical transportation infrastructure investments and to take action to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.
“I am delighted to join Building America’s Future as a co-chair and am excited to work together with some of the nation’s most innovative public leaders,” LaHood said. “While there is widespread agreement that our nation’s aging roads, bridges, transit and aviation systems are woefully inadequate, Washington has failed to show leadership in making the tough decisions to increase revenue to fund these critical investments. With the Highway Trust Fund just months away from insolvency, it is time for action.”
Rendell added that “no one knows better than [LaHood] how challenging it is to break the gridlock in Washington, and I am proud to join him today in calling on Washington to raise the revenue necessary to modernize our critical transportation infrastructure.”
Nearly 50 NSTA members are participating in more than 200 individual meetings in congressional offices to address industry issues.
Take a look at the roundtable discussions, presentations, and other networking activities — including a friendly competition — at the 2018 edition of SBX.
The school bus OEM highlights the efficiency, reliability, and reduced emissions of today’s diesel engines.
In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.
In an apparent road rage incident, police say that a motorist stopped in front of the bus and cracked a panel on the door when the bus driver wouldn’t open it.
President Trump picks Jennifer Homendy, currently a Democratic staff director for a House subcommittee, to join the board of the investigative agency.
The Minnesota driver’s employer gets complaints that he made some students feel forced to pray on the bus. The driver alleges being taken off the route violates his constitutional rights.
School bus driver shortage, alternative fuels, and student behavior are key topics of discussion at the 2018 edition of the event.
The routing software developer honors Schenectady (N.Y.) City School District, which was Transfinder’s first client when it went into business 30 years ago.
Know a contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? We’re accepting nominations for SBF’s 2018 Contractor of the Year award.
Location managers for the school bus contractor nominated employees for the honor, which highlights safety performance as well as character.
A $30,000 grant funds installation of Idle Free Heat technology on Granite School District buses.
The 2018 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant will provide up to $50,000 worth of Zonar hardware for NSTA members.
Since the school bus agency that served it is shutting down, Dallas Independent School District considers hiring teachers to help it meet its goal of hiring 400 more drivers amidst a shortage.