Municipal Financing Can Help School Districts Stretch Their Budgets While Expanding Their School Bus Fleets

With tightening budgets, the harsh reality is that most districts across the United States have an older fleet than they’d like and they aren’t able to fully spec their buses with the latest in state-of-the-art safety features and technologies. While the average age of most school bus fleets today is around nine years, many school districts are reporting retirement of their Type C and D buses after 16 years or more.

HopSkipDrive has raised $22 million to expand its operations, which provide customized transportation service to children. The company has also launched its operations in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy HopSkipDrive
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HopSkipDrive Raises $22M, Expands Operations

The funding will be used to expand HopSkipDrive's operations, which provide customized transportation service to children. The company also launches its service in Las Vegas.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially extended the compliance deadline for its federal driver training requirement to Feb. 7, 2022. File photo
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Update: FMCSA Officially Extends ELDT Compliance Deadline

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially delays the deadline for the final rule "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" from Feb. 7, 2020, to Feb. 7, 2022. The agency released the official notice on Feb. 4.

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