The Capitol Hill Spring Bus-In brings 35 school bus contractor executives to Washington for congressional and association meetings.
Representatives from the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation will share their experiences with NHTSA officials in a meeting next month.
We fully support ensuring that school bus transportation remains the safest form of transportation, but we cannot support significant new mandates on the industry without data showing that improved safety could be realized.
NSTA members Sunrise Transportation and Minnesota Coaches get up to $50,000 each for Zonar fleet management hardware as recipients of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant.
The two school transportation associations jointly write to NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to express their concerns about his agency’s new stance on school bus seat belts.
NSTA applauds the passage of the FAST Act, which advances many of the school bus contractor group’s priorities.
NSTA, which hosts the annual event, announces rule changes that will go into effect for the 2016 competition in Greensboro, North Carolina.
MAP-21 stands for “Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century.” It was the most recent multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, and is past due to be reauthorized.
The multi-year surface transportation reauthorization now heads to the House floor. NSTA says that the bill includes several provisions to resolve threats to the private school bus industry.
The cost of three-point belts would have to come from somewhere within a local budget. We are concerned that if mandated and unfunded, that additional cost could force some districts to make choices that may not be in the best interests of safety.
The Big Give for Autism is an online advocacy and awareness campaign culminating in the largest nationwide fundraising event held for autism.
Through sports, the Special Olympics helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities develop their abilities. Similarly, the school bus industry helps children with disabilities develop their abilities by providing access to education.
Twenty-six parties with different interests reached an agreement that is far better than the original proposal. The agreement includes a balance of increased requirements that are not detrimental to the industry and will foster safer entry-level drivers.