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September 24, 2014 View All

Continuing Resolution Passes Congress

On Thursday, September 18, the House and Senate passed and sent to the President a Continuing Resolution that keeps the federal government funded through December 11, 2014. Read More

Congressman Barletta (R-PA) Introduces a Bill to Improve the Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) Program at FMCSA

On September 18, Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) introduced the Safer Trucks and Buses Act (H.R. 5532), which halts the publication of CSA scores for commercial carriers and directs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes to the program. Read More

National Transportation Safety Board Nominations

Last week the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the nomination of Christopher Hart to be Chairman of the NTSB. Read More

DERA Coalition Efforts to Restore Funding the Administration’s Budget

NSTA is helping to lead an effort to restore funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act in the President’s budget for fiscal year 2016. Read More

NSTA Comments on FMCSA Proposal to Create Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Address Entry-Level Driver Training

FMCSA recently issued a proposal announcing the consideration of convening a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to consider the issue of entry-level driver training. Read More

Federal News View All

The House and Senate are both scheduled to be in session this week and next with plans to adjourn about September 19th to prepare for the November elections. Read More

Highway Trust Fund Bill Advances in the House, Senate Next

On July 15, the House approved H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which extends federal surface transportation programs and ensures the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund through June 1. Read More

House Appropriators Provide $30 Million for DERA

On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee completed its work on the Interior and Environmental Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 which begins on October 1. Read More

Legislative News View All

On Thursday, September 18, the House and Senate passed and sent to the President a Continuing Resolution that keeps the federal government funded through December 11, 2014. Read More

Last week the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the nomination of Christopher Hart to be Chairman of the NTSB. Read More

NSTA is helping to lead an effort to restore funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act in the President’s budget for fiscal year 2016. Read More

Member News View All

NSTA is helping to lead an effort to restore funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act in the President’s budget for fiscal year 2016. Read More

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until Friday, December 12, 2014. Read More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was charged in the multi-year transportation reauthorization bill Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) with implementing an entry-level driver training program for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. Read More

NSTA Events View All

Upcoming NSTA Meetings

A full listing of NSTA meetings. Read More

Upcoming NSTA Meetings

A full list of NSTA meetings. Read More

NSTA Participated in DOE Event Marking 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) joined the American School Bus Council (ASBC) on July 2, 2014 for the Department of Education's Civil Rights Bus Ride ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education's Lyndon Baines Johnson Building in Washington, DC. Read More

Regulatory News View All

On Thursday, September 18, the House and Senate passed and sent to the President a Continuing Resolution that keeps the federal government funded through December 11, 2014. Read More

On September 18, Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) introduced the Safer Trucks and Buses Act (H.R. 5532), which halts the publication of CSA scores for commercial carriers and directs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes to the program. Read More

Last week the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the nomination of Christopher Hart to be Chairman of the NTSB. Read More

Safety & Security View All

On September 18, Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) introduced the Safer Trucks and Buses Act (H.R. 5532), which halts the publication of CSA scores for commercial carriers and directs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes to the program. Read More

FMCSA recently issued a proposal announcing the consideration of convening a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to consider the issue of entry-level driver training. Read More

FMCSA recently issued a notice requesting comments concerning the current knowledge and skills testing requirements for a commercial driver’s license passenger endorsement to the knowledge test, the examination of driving skills to determine whether improvements to the knowledge test, the examination of driving skills and the application of the requirements are necessary to ensure the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles designed or used to transport passengers. Read More

Vendor Partners View All

Hitting fixed objects continues to be an accident frequency among school bus operations. Since we can’t nail down the specific conditions or actions leading to all of these accidents, let’s discuss several different strategies that will help reduce their frequency. Read More

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until Friday, December 12, 2014. Read More

The proposal amends the marking process by expanding the first portion of the identification number, known as the manufacturer identifier, from two symbols to three for manufacturers of new tires. Read More