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July 16, 2014 View All

Highway Trust Fund Bill Advances in the House, Senate Next 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 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

FMCSA Issues Guidance on Hours of Service and Logging Software Programs FMCSA Issues Guidance on Hours of Service and Logging Software Programs

FMCSA recently issued revised regulatory guidance concerning records of duty status (RODS) generated by logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. Read More

Permanent Bonus Depreciation Passes in the House Permanent Bonus Depreciation Passes in the House

On July 11 the House passed a measure that makes bonus depreciation permanent by a vote of 258-160. Read More

Recommended Advanced Technology Features

Recommended Advanced Technology Features (RATF) are technologies installed on vehicles to help a driver avoid crashes. Read More

Federal News View All

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

FMCSA Issues Guidance on Hours of Service and Logging Software Programs

FMCSA recently issued revised regulatory guidance concerning records of duty status (RODS) generated by logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. Read More

Legislative News View All

DOT Appropriations Pass in the House, Stall in Senate

On June 10, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 229-192. Read More

Permanent Bonus Depreciation Considered in House Ways and Means Committee

House Ways and Means Chairman Camp (R-MI) held a mark-up on May 29 on several tax extender provisions. Read More

DOT Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate

The House FY 2015 DOT Appropriations bill passed the full House Appropriations Committee on May 21. Read More

Member News View All

Recommended Advanced Technology Features

Recommended Advanced Technology Features (RATF) are technologies installed on vehicles to help a driver avoid crashes. Read More

Upcoming NSTA Meetings

A full listing of NSTA meetings. Read More

Zonar Systems, Inc. Grant Now Available

NSTA and ZONAR Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored grant of $50,000; to be used for the improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of a pupil transportation program. 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

FMCSA Issues Electronic Documents and Signatures Rulemaking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on electronic documents and signatures. Read More

FMCSA Issues Guidance on MCMIS Changes on Inspection Violation Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued Guidance on the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) changes to improve uniformity in the treatment of inspection violation data. Read More

NHTSA Announces Rear Visibility Final Rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule requiring all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including trucks and buses, manufactured on or after May 1, 2018 to come equipped with rear visibility technology that expands the field of view to enable the driver of a motor vehicle to detect areas behind the vehicle to reduce death and injury resulting from back-over incidents. Read More

Safety & Security View All

Safety Motivation

When enforcing good safety practices, you train employees when deficiencies are noted as a result of an accident, road observation, ride along, or report from the public. Read More

FMCSA Extends Propane Emergency Declarations

FMCSA recently announced that as a result of the extremely cold weather conditions causing shortages in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels. Read More

FMCSA Extends Propane Emergency Declarations

FMCSA recently announced that as a result of the extremely cold weather conditions causing shortages in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels, the Agency has extended the State Emergency Declarations for the Midwest, Western, Southern and Eastern regions of the country. Read More

Vendor Partners View All

Zonar Systems, Inc. Grant Now Available

NSTA and ZONAR Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored grant of $50,000; to be used for the improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of a pupil transportation program. Read More

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Patterns of Safety Violations

FMCSA recently issued a Final Rule on Patterns of Safety Violations implementing FMCSA's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating the Federal regulations. Read More

National School Transportation Association and Zonar Systems Partner Awards Five $50,000 Hardware Grants

Don Carnahan, VP of Business Development at Zonar Systems presented three $50,000 hardware grants at the Annual Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 18th to the following NSTA contractors; Cook-Illinois Corp. of Oak Forest, Illinois; Sunrise Transportation Inc. of Chicago, Illinois; and Acme Bus Corp., Baumann & Sons Buses, Inc of Ronkonkoma, New York Read More