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Advocacy Resources A key part of any successful government relations program is an informed and engaged grassroots.  NSTA provides several resources to our members to protect their businesses.

NSTA COVID-19 ADVOCACY RESOURCES

1.  NSTA COVID-19 Advocacy In The News

4/22 - School Bus Fleet

4/22 - School Transportation News

4/15 - School Transportation News

4/4, New York Post 

3/31, School Transportation News

3/27, School Bus Fleet

3/27, School Transportation News 

3/23, School Bus Fleet    

3/23, School Transportation News

 3/21, Breitbart   

3/18, Politico

3/16, School Bus Fleet 

3/16, School Transportation News

2. Press Releases 

4/21 - NSTA Calls for School bus Drivers in "Heroes Fund" 

3/26 - NSTA Applauds U.S. Senate for CARES Act  

3/23 - NSTA Urges Action Amid Federal Legislative Stalemate 

         3/16 - NSTA Letter to Governors and U.S. DoE Secretary, Fund School Transportation 

3. Sample Letters

NSTA urges all private school transportation contractors to take action NOW and reach out to your State Governors, State, Local, and Federal Legislators, and County Supertinendents to maintain a sound student transportation infrastructure through this crisis. The below sample letters are available for use, please reach out to NSTA headquarters with questions. 

Sample Letter to Governor for Transportation Funding Continuation   

Sample Driver Letter to Superintendents

4. Position Papers and Letters to U.S. Legislators and Regulators and State Governors

4/9 NSTA Letter to Congressional Leadership RE: Stim 4 Package

3/27 NSTA Letter to U.S. DoE Secretary Betsy DeVos

3/24 NSTA Position Paper

3/19 Capitol Hill Request 

3/16 Letter to U.S. DoE Secretary Betsy DeVos

3/16 Letter to U.S. State Governors 

6. NSTA Member Call to Actions

3/24 Call to Action - Urgent and Final Request to Support Senate Language

3/23 Call to Action - Support Senate Draft Stimulus Language

3/19 Call to Action - Support Capitol Hill Request

7. Federal Emergency or Stimulus Funding

COVID-19 "Heroes Fund" | April 7, 2020 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act | March 26, 2020

Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act  | March 25, 2020 

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORKS AND FAMILIES ACT Summary | March 23, 2020  

Senate Emergency Appropriations Draft | March 21, 2020

H.R. 6074, CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020

9. American School Bus Council Letter to Capitol Hill Click HERE. 

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Toolkits and Resources [Available to NSTA Members Only]

State Associations & Affiliates

NSTA works closely with our state association members and state affiliates to protect the school bus industry's interests across the country.  You can find out if your state is a member or an affiliate of NSTA here.  Don't have a state organization?  Call NSTA, 703-684-3200, to learn about the options available to the contractors in your state.

Industry Resources

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA School Bus Safety Program

National Transportation Safety Board

School Bus Fleet

School Transportation News