President Obama followed up on a pledge made last month during his State of the Union address in directing the EPA and NHTSA to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking within the next year to evolve the first-ever, fuel-efficiency standards for model-year 2014 through 2018 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that were finalized in September 2011.
After completing a pilot program testing two different child-detection sensor systems for school buses, officials with the Iowa Department of Education are going to allow — but not require — school districts to implement this technology. Last week the DOE released its final report on the yearlong pilot.
The American School Bus Council confirmed that Anthony Foxx would join the event, scheduled for Friday at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, N.C., where he will speak to a group of elementary students about the importance of the yellow bus and bus drivers.
On Friday a teenager was struck and killed as he crossed the road a few feet from his home to catch a school bus in Lancaster, Calif. Gage Rossi, 14, a freshman at East Side High School, said goodbye to his mother just seconds before he was run over at 6 a.m., when it was still pitch dark.