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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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony Stresses FAST Act Benefit

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in insurance limits for private school bus and motorcoach companies.

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NTSB Saw Multiple Failures in Fatal School Bus Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended adding collision avoidance systems and lap-shoulder seat belts to all new large school buses during a meeting held to examine the causes of two fatal 2016 school bus crashes, one in Baltimore, Md. and the other in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

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Student Transportation Announces Closing of Arrangement

TORONTO CANADA — Student Transportation, Inc. (TSX:STB) (NASDAQ:STB) (“STI” or the “Company”) announced the closing of the previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Spinner Can AcquireCo, Inc., a company sponsored by affiliates of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ullico, Inc.