08/28/2018

 


 
 
 
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  FTA awards $84M in low-, no-emission bus funding

From Metro:

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.45 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Fifty-two projects in 41 states will receive a share of the funding.

"Communities across America will benefit from these investments in their transportation infrastructure," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.


"Communities across America will benefit from these investments in their transportation infrastructure," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses that are powered by modern systems such as hybrid or battery-electric engines, as well as related infrastructure investments such as charging stations......   READ MORE >

 
  Prevost, Volvo coach customer training in full swing until end of 2018

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Prevost and Volvo training continues in full swing for the remainder of 2018. The comprehensive class schedule is a packed offering of Prevost and Volvo training sessions, regional seminars and online webinars that enable Prevost and Volvo operators to run safer, smoother, and more efficiently.

Prevost extends the extensive training regimen and annual events to customers on its H-Series and X-Series and the Volvo 9700 coaches.

"We strive to make every event as interactive and hands-on as possible," says Prevost Customer Support Service Manager, William Salluzzo. "We invite feedback from our customers and participating technicians to help us enhance their training experiences by tailoring our program closer to their specific requirements."


Prevost and Volvo training continues in full swing for the remainder of 2018. The comprehensive class schedule is a packed offering of Prevost and Volvo training sessions, regional seminars and online webinars that enable Prevost and Volvo operators to run safer, smoother, and more efficiently.

Prevost and Volvo training continues in full swing for the remainder of 2018. The comprehensive class schedule is a packed offering of Prevost and Volvo training sessions, regional seminars and online webinars that enable Prevost and Volvo operators to run safer, smoother, and more efficiently.

Prevost extends the extensive training regimen and annual events to...... READ MORE >

 
  New N.Y. Law to Strengthen Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers

From School Bus News:

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday two bills that aim to strengthen pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers.  The new law will require that all school bus drivers, including school bus drivers who drive smaller buses and are exempted under federal law, to be included in the sample pool for random tests. School bus drivers will also not be allowed to assume duty or operate a school bus within eight hours of consuming alcohol, an increase from six hours.

As SBF previously reported, these measures were originally advocated by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) and other school bus safety organizations, such as the New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA), following numerous instances of school bus drivers being apprehended for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the association.


The new law, based on S.2587E and companion bill A.208E, sponsored by Sen. Carl Marcellino and Assembly Member Donna Lupardo, will require that all school bus drivers, including school bus drivers who drive smaller buses and are exempted under federal law, to be included in the sample pool for random tests. School bus drivers will also not be allowed to assume duty or operate a school bus within eight hours of consuming alcohol, an increase from six hours.

NYAPT met with the sponsors to urge the introduction of legislation to close the gaps in testing and to make the rules more stringent for school bus drivers.  The NYAPT praised the bills' passing, stating in a news release that it sees this legislation as helping to assure parents that their children are in safe hands, and to reassure drivers that they are not compromising the safety of the students they transport.  READ MORE >

 



 

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