To ensure the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration fully studies the issue of sleep apnea before issuing guidance, NSTA and other transportation associations called for legislation requiring a rulemaking proceeding — and today they are celebrating the swift passage of H.R. 3095 in the House by a unanimous vote of 405-0.
The Illinois Department of Transportation last week reminded student transporters of a new law that expands the definition of automated video surveillance and enforcement systems installed on school buses that record motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
“Our theme this year is mobilizing for impact. So how do we think about what partners should be working together to solve which problems?” Chelsea Clinton said about the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) conference on the Sept. 19 broadcast of “The Daily Show.” The focus of the annual meeting in New York City, which opened yesterday, extends into the initiative’s working groups and programs such as the Electric School Bus Project.
A new law passed in June will require school buses be driven 250,000 miles before they can be retired and a replacement can be purchased. The bill aims to save $185 million throughout the next five years.
Cool heads and swift action prevented two potential tragedies this week, one on the East Coast and the other in the Midwest. On Wednesday a school bus driver and two attendants in Long Island, N.Y., safely evacuated two young boys, both in wheelchairs, from a bus that erupted in flames moments later.