EPA Announces Volkswagen Settlement to Fund School Bus Replacements
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced the creation of a fund to benefit the repowering or replacement of older school buses as part of the partial settlement with Volkswagen concerning their 2.0 liter diesel vehicles.
CSA Reform Study Underway
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) held its first round of meetings June 29-30 on the Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program and its Safety Measurement System (SMS) mandated by the FAST Act.
DERA Funding Increase and Safety Fitness Determination Pending in House Appropriations Bills
The Fiscal Year 2017 Interior Appropriations bill, which contains the $100 million for DERA funding, is slated to be considered on the House floor the week of July 11.
National Terrorism Advisory System Releases Bulletin on Global Threat Environment
The National Terrorism Advisory System recently released a bulletin pertaining to a new phase in the global threat environment and the implications for the United States. The bulletin describes current developments and general trends regarding threats of terrorism, and it is not a warning of a credible threat.