Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that distracted driving was the cause of the 2014 crash between two school buses in Knoxville, Tennessee, which killed two students and an instructional aide.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals to reduce diesel emissions, including those produced by school buses, for tribal governments and native villages.
Crashes involving school buses claimed the lives of 120 individuals throughout the United States in 2014, down 10 from the previous year, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act reported favorably out of committee to reauthorize the federal law for an additional five years at $100 million per year.
About a month remains in a public comment period on a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal to require states establish an annual inspection program for all commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that carry passengers, including school buses.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Justice are cautioning school districts, and as an extension student transporters, that they must adhere to Title IX rules that prohibit discrimination based on gender when students identify as a different sex from the one they were assigned at birth.
The Department of Labor announced that it has further modified its Final Rule for requiring employers to gauge whether or not a worker meets the stipulations of overtime pay.