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Welcome to the National School Transportation Association’s Press Room!  This page is designed to specifically address questions from the press about school bus contracting and its function in our school systems across the country.  You will find a list of frequently asked questions and additional resources to find school bus safety statistics and national requirements.  Please keep in mind that many school bus requirements are state specific, so in many cases, reporters are best suited to contact their state’s Department of Transportation or local school district directly. 

The National School Transportation Association does not survey, house, or evaluate data on national school bus statistics.  NSTA has published formal position statements and comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on several issues such as: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Entry Level Driver Training; and Occupant Protection.  These resources can be found under the Issues and Advocacy tab. 

Press Releases

2018

July 25, 2018 - NSTA Announces 2018 Industry Award Winners

July 23, 2018 - 48th Annual School Bus Driver Internatonal Safety Competition Winners Announced

July 19, 2018 - NSTA Hosts 48th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

May 23, 2018 - NSTA Response to School Bus Safety & May 22, 2018 NTSB Board Meeting Reccomendations

May 22, 2018 - Former NSTA President Dale Krapf Testifies to the U.S. House on Transportation & Infrastructure

February 19, 2018 - NSTA Congratulates Raymond Martinez on FMCSA Administrator Confirmation

2017

August 10, 2017 - NSTA Welcomes Tiffany Boykin as the Executive Director

August 10, 2017 - NSTA Welcome Les Sokolowski as Regulatory Relations Director 

August 9, 2017 - Blake Krapf Named NSTA President

July 19, 2017 - NSTA Announces 2017 Industry Award Winners

July 16, 2017 - 47th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition Winners Announced

June 6, 2017 - NSTA Praises Withdrawal of the ANPRM on Financial Responsibility

March 28, 2017 - NSTA Hold Annual Capitol Hill Bus-In

March 23, 2017 - NSTA Applauds Withdrawl of Safety Fitness Determination

February 2, 2017 - NSTA Recognizes the Release of Louisiana School Transportation Task Force Report

January 25, 2017 - NSTA Encourages SC to Consider Contracting as an Alternative to School Bus Replacement

January 6, 2017 - NSTA Applauds EPA School Bus Rebates

2016

November 30, 2016 - NSTA Statement on the Nomination of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

November 22, 2016 - NSTA and NAPT Statement on Chattanooga Crash

July 20, 2016 - NSTA Announces Winners of 2016 Industry Awards

July 17, 2016 - NSTA Announces Winners of the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

June 22, 2016  - NSTA and Thomas Built Buses to Hold Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

May 17, 2016 - NSTA Applauds Inclusion of Safety Fitness Determination Provision

March 1, 2016 - NSTA Members Hold Annual Spring Bus-In

January 25, 2016  - Zonar and NSTA Announce Don Carnahan Memorial Grant Recipients for Bus Contractors

2015

December 4, 2015 - NSTA Applauds Congress for Passage of FAST Act

December 1, 2015 -NSTA Announces Changes to the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

November 5, 2015 - NSTA Applauds House Passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act

October 22, 2015 - NSTA Applauds the Surface Transportation Reauthorization

July 27, 2015 - NSTA Partners with Autism Society

July 24, 2015 - NSTA Speaks at NHTSA Public Meeting on Occupant Protection

July 22, 2015 - NSTA and Zonar Announce Technology Grant

July 22, 2015 - Todd Monteferrario Named President of the NSTA

July 20, 2015 - NSTA Hosts 51st Annual Meeting & Convention At Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

July 20, 2015 - NSTA Announces Winners of the 45th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

July 7, 2015 - NSTA to Hold 45th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

May 1, 2015 - NSTA Applauds Insurance Requirement Legislation

April 13, 2015 - NSTA Members Hold Annual Spring Bus-In on Capitol Hill

2014

July 24, 2014 - The National School Transportation Association Commends Denis J. Gallagher for Winning Contractor of the Year

July 24, 2014 - The National School Transportation Association Presented 2014 Awards

July 22, 2014 - The EPA Announces a New Round of School Bus Rebates

July 20, 2014 - 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition 

July 2, 2014 - NSTA Participated in the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act Signing Event 

June 11, 2014 - NSTA Commends Congressmen Daines and Graves on Passage of Insurance Amendment

April 9, 2014 - National School Transportation Association launches new website

April 1, 2014 - National School Transportation Association's 2014 Spring Bus-In Event in Washington DC

February 24, 2014 - National School Transportation Association Celebrates National “Love the Bus” Event in North Carolina 

January 21, 2014 - National School Transportation Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary 

January 8, 2014 - National School Transportation Association and Zonar Systems Partner Awards Five $50,000 Hardware Grants

2013

September 26, 2013 - NSTA Applauds House Passage of H.R. 3095

September 20, 2013 - NSTA Applauds House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for Markup of H.R. 3095

September 19, 2013 - NSTA Commends FMCSA for Final Rule on Unified Registration System

September 19, 2013 - NSTA Commends FMCSA for Withdrawing Entry-Level Driver Training NPRM

September 16, 2013 - NSTA Applauds Introduction of H.R. 3095

September 12, 2013 - NSTA Receives Recommendations from NTSB

September 12, 2013 - NSTA President Joins Strong Start, Bright Future Back-To-School Bus Tour

August 2, 2013 - NSTA Introduces New Driver Training Material to Contractors 

August 2, 2013 - NSTA Announces 2013 Green Fleet Certication Recipients

July 26, 2013 - NSTA Commends the National Transportation Safety Board Recommendations 

July 25, 2013 - Timothy E. Flood Announced President of NSTA

April 22, 2013 - NSTA Members Meet With Congressional Representatives for Spring Bus-In

March 4, 2013 - Safety & Security Chair Gary Catapano Selected for Federal MCSAC Committee

January 28, 2013- NSTA & Zonar Partner to Award Five $50,000 Hardware Technology Grants

2012

June 1, 2012-Ronna Weber named NSTA Executive Director 

April 27, 2012-NSTA Spring Meetings and Capitol Hill "Bus-In" 

February 23, 2012-NSTA Celebrates National "Love the Bus" Event in Maryland

February 10, 2012-Fuel Tax Exemption Preserved in the Senate Finance Committee 

January 30, 2012-Huntington Coach Corp Awarded $50,000 Grant

2011

September 11, 2011 - PA School Bus Association spotlights NSTA

July 29, 2011 - Clifford Named Contractor of the Year

July 28, 2011-Woodstown Company Awarded Green Fleet 

July 28, 2011-Santa Ana Company Awarded Green Fleet

July 28, 2011-Wisconsin Bus Companies Awarded Green Fleet

July 27, 2011-Dimmendaal Named NSTA President 

July 26, 2011-Fowler Named 2011 NSTA Hall of Fame Recipient 

July 22, 2011-First Student NSTA Award Winners

July 18, 2011-Familiar Names in the Winners Lists for the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

July 12, 2011-First Student Safety Competition Winners

May 12, 2011 - NSTA Members Educate Federal Legislators about School Bus Industry on Capitol Hill

February 17, 2011 -NSTA and School Bus Industry Partners Help Preserve Clean Diesel Funding

2010

October 28,2010 -- NSTA Participiates in Clean Diesel 10 Conference

September 13, 2010 -- NSTA Protects Fuel Tax Exemption for Small School Buses Benefitting School Bus Contractors

August 3, 2010 -- 2010 Green School Bus Fleet Certifications Presented to NSTA Contractor Members

August 3, 2010 -- NSTA Recognizes Industry Contributors

July 25, 2010 -- School Bus Driver International Safety Competition Winners Announced

January 26, 2010 - NSTA Presents First Green School Bus Fleet Certifications in La Jolla at Midwinter Meeting

2009

July 23, 2009 -- Donald Fowler is the New NSTA President

All media inquiries should be directed to the NSTA Central Office.  Please call 703-684-3200 or email info@yellowbuses.org.