October 19, 2016 View All
Overtime Rule Effective December 1, 2016
The Department of Labor issued a Final Rule on overtime regulations on May 18, 2016 and the regulation goes into effect on December 1, 2016. While there are efforts affront to delay the implementation of or eliminate the rule all together, it is not likely those efforts will be successful prior to the December 1, 2016 effective date.
EPA School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Funding
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the opening of the 2016 School Bus Rebate Program. This rebate program is for the replacement and retrofitting of older school buses in both the public and private sector. The total funding for this opportunity is approximately $7 million.
MCSAC AND MRB to Meet Next Week
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medial Review Board (MRB) are scheduled to meet October 24-25 in Washington, D.C.
National Safety Council Recently Announced Support of Seat Belts on School Buses
The National Safety Council recently announced support of uniform child passenger safety practices across multiple modes of transportation, including school buses, airplanes, and personal vehicles.
National Congress on School Transportation Ships 16th National School Transportation Specification and Procedures
The Interim Steering Committee for the National Congresson School Transportation (NCST) has shipped the 16th National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures book to all those who made preorders.