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October 8, 2014 View All

NSTA Continues Push for DERA Funding

On September 30th, NSTA joined a broad coalition of interests in meeting with the Janet McCabe, the EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, and her staff to push for continued funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) in the EPA’s budget for fiscal year 2016 now under development. Read More

Boosting the Bus-In Events Held in PA and VA

Earlier this year, NSTA promoted “Boosting the Bus-In,” which is a program designed to help NSTA’s membership more fully engage with elected officials and their staffs throughout the year. Read More

Regulatory Guidance on the Applicability of Language Requirements to Drivers who do not meet the Hearing Standard

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a notice of regulatory guidance on the applicability of language requirements to drivers who do not meet the hearing standards. Read More

Final Rule on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Designated Seating Positions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a response to a petition on their final rule addressing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Designated Seating Positions. Read More

Final Rule on Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule updating the appendix listing industries that are partially exempt from requirements to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates. Read More

Federal News View All

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a response to a petition on their final rule addressing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Designated Seating Positions. Read More

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

Legislative News View All

On September 30th, NSTA joined a broad coalition of interests in meeting with the Janet McCabe, the EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, and her staff to push for continued funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) in the EPA’s budget for fiscal year 2016 now under development. Read More

Earlier this year, NSTA promoted “Boosting the Bus-In,” which is a program designed to help NSTA’s membership more fully engage with elected officials and their staffs throughout the year. Read More

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

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

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a notice of regulatory guidance on the applicability of language requirements to drivers who do not meet the hearing standards. Read More

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a response to a petition on their final rule addressing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Designated Seating Positions. 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

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