Government

EPA Accepting Applications for School Bus Rebate Program

The U.S. EPA announced school districts, school bus contractors, state and local governments, and tribal governments can now apply for their share of an expected $7.25 million to replace older diesel school buses or for retrofit projects.

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No-Cost TSA Training Highlights School Bus Safety Month

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is using a recent U.S. Senate resolution recognizing September 2017 as School Bus Safety Month to promote “version 3.0” of its First Observer security awareness program.

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Feds Unveil Latest Automated Vehicle Guidance

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the latest suggested best-practices for implementing automated driving systems, with the goal of fully automated safety features such as highway autopilot being widely available by 2025.

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School Bus Industry Opposes Proposed DERA Cuts

The school bus industry is well represented in efforts to oppose an amendment to the House Interior and EPA appropriations bill that would cut funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, or DERA.

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