NY Bill Fixes Drug & Alcohol Rules for School Bus Drivers

Legislation updating drug and alcohol testing regulations for the state’s school bus drivers has been passed by both the New York Senate and Assembly and is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. Industry observers indicated that the Governor is likely to sign the legislation.

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$94M Funded for Electric, CNG School Buses in California

Under Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-17-607 (School Bus Replacement for California School Districts and County Offices of Education), California school districts can apply for a share of $94.1 million in funding to purchase new electric or CNG school buses, as well as charging and fueling infrastructure. 

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NY Gov. Cuomo Continues School Bus Tour

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide school bus tour continued with stops scheduled in White Plains and Ellenville, New York, at White Plains High School and Ellenville High School.

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School Bus is Backdrop to NY Bill on Gun Reform

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials utilized the school bus to transport them to an outdoor press conference on increased school security held at Plainview Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School on Long Island.

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Senate Bill Pushes FCC to Fund School Bus Wi-Fi

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate pushes for school buses to be eligible for federal E-rate funding for internet connectivity, signaling to the FCC that it might be time to rethink its standing policy on how to fund school Wi-Fi projects.

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New Info in Bad NJ Crash; School Bus Driver Charged

Hudy Muldrow, Sr., the New Jersey school bus driver who was allegedly responsible for the crash between his bus and a dump truck that killed a teacher and a student, has been charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide, even as seat belt efforts are renewed.

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