“Miranda’s Law,” a proposed federal bill, would require automatic notifications of driver violations to school districts and school bus companies within 24 hours.
Transportation company chairman Dale Krapf testifies before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee on the FAST Act and on BUSREGS-21.
NSTA's executive director shares developments that illustrate the association's role as an industry voice and key resource for private school transportation.
Raymond Martinez is cleared by the Senate to lead FMCSA. The National School Transportation Association says it looks forward to working with him.
Senate Bill 44 would require public school bus owners to comply with certain federal inspection standards. A school board worries it might lead to roadside checks and stops at weigh stations.
FMCSA had requested comment about raising minimum insurance requirements for commercial operators. The National School Transportation Association praises the withdrawal of the proposal.
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.”
As chief of the Department of Transportation, Chao’s purview includes two agencies that regulate pupil transportation: NHTSA and FMCSA.
The report, commissioned by FMCSA, sheds light on the frequency and common causes of fires in school buses and motorcoaches.
Tragic incidents cause us to rethink everything we do and double down on measures we believe will make the system even safer.
The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.
The new FMCSA final rule applies to drivers seeking a CDL or endorsements, including a school bus endorsement.
Starting in 2020, the database will contain records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by CDL holders, including school bus drivers.