With the coming of “roadeo” season, we spotlight drivers who have taken part in the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. First up is nine-time winner Larry Hannon Sr.
The agency had proposed a new method for rating motor carriers’ safety fitness. NSTA says the approach was “based on a flawed CSA system and inconsistent data.”
New congressional officials and their teams are learning a whole host of new things as they begin their service, and they also need to learn about school bus transportation in order to better represent the industry's needs.
$2.7 billion will be used to establish a mitigation trust fund to support the replacement or repowering of school buses and other diesel vehicles.
In a new report, the state panel finds that “compartmentalized seating and other occupant restraint usage … generally have met the safety needs of Louisiana’s school bus passengers.”
As chief of the Department of Transportation, Chao’s purview includes two agencies that regulate pupil transportation: NHTSA and FMCSA.
The presentation of the budget becomes one of the new president’s first significant actions, as this gives insight into the priorities and initiatives of the new administration.
In response to the state superintendent’s plan to update South Carolina’s aging school bus fleet, NSTA says that contracting could provide new buses while saving money.
Autonomous vehicles, VW settlement funds, and the new administration in Washington are among the topics targeted at NSTA’s Midwinter Meeting.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
Chao served as secretary of labor under President George W. Bush. She also has prior experience in the Department of Transportation, as deputy secretary.
National and state pupil transportation groups offer their condolences to the families and others impacted by the fatal crash.
Appropriations bills are often the most politically charged bills of the year, and — more importantly — they are “must pass” bills in order to avoid government shutdowns, so they become very attractive vehicles for other legislative priorities.