Aric Taylor and his colleagues in the Conroe (Texas) Independent School District’s transportation department have already reviewed changes to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act that go into effect on Oct. 1 and beyond. They’re committed to obeying federal provisions designed to help create stability and educational safe harbor for homeless children; they just haven’t determined what, if any, impact these changes will have on how they are currently serving their homeless students.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will set aside more than a half million dollars to assist local law enforcement agencies with enforcing school bus safety laws, specifically to pay overtime hours to police officers who patrol school bus routes.
The White House and U.S. Department of Transportation have issued an “unprecedented” appeal to a wide array of traffic safety and data stakeholders to address a spike in the number of people killed last year in crashes.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has amended its pre-trip safety guidance information for motorcoach passengers to encourage the use of lap/shoulder seat belts.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking comment on a proposal to require speed limiters on heavy-duty commercial vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds GVWR, including school buses.
Minnesota requested a waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be exempted from the test methods for federal CDL skills tests, as the state said its current model already complies with regulations but is more efficient than the federal model.
The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are targeting 24 percent in added reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption for school buses and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles over the next decade with new Phase 2 rules to cut greenhouse gases and improve fuel economy.