Government

Technology Concerns Stall School Bus Medical Rule

Due to technology concerns, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration extended certain provisions of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule, which establishes guidelines for reporting and processing medical information from school bus drivers and other CDL holders.

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School Bus Stage Prop for NY Gun Reform Bill

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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CEC Grant New Effort to Replace School Buses

A “pre-application workshop” is being held Tuesday morning to share information on the $78.7 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission to replace the state’s oldest and most polluting school buses.

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EPA Awards $2M for Tribal School Bus Operations

The Clean Diesel Tribal Grant program allocates $2 million from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act for vehicle replacement, including school buses, to improve air quality in tribal jurisdictions, it was announced, as well as the deadline for applications to be submitted.

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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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NY School Bus Safety Bills Advance

ALBANY NY — The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is urging the Assembly Transportation Committee to report out all five school bus safety bills that will be on the committee’s agenda on Tuesday, June 5.