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02/28/2023

 

 
 


  FMCSA's Chief Counsel becomes the agency’s new Deputy Administrator
 

Earl Adams, Jr.  Photo: FMCSA


  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Earl Adams, Jr. is the new Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Adams, sworn in on Feb. 27, has served as FMCSA's Chief Counsel since July 2021. He takes over the role previously held by Robin Hutcheson, who was officially confirmed as FMCSA's Administrator on September 22.

As Deputy Administrator, Adams will join Administrator Hutcheson to lead the Agency and oversee a portfolio of initiatives across the Agency's various program offices supporting FMCSA's mission – to prevent crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

"Earl is a mission-driven leader and thinker who embodies the values of our agency and the entire Department of Transportation," said Hutcheson. "His vast experience, intellect, and..............................................


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  Senate Republicans fight EPA 2027 emissions rule


Photo: Bus & Motorcoach News


  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

EPA's final rule seeks to tighten existing Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions regulations for 2027 model-year engines and to set even more stringent Phase 3 rules starting in 2030. Reuters reported on Thursday that a proposal on the latter is expected next month.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's emissions plan for heavy-duty vehicles faces a protracted fight after a group of 33 Republicans signed a resolution to block. Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska introduced the resolution on Feb. 9 under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows Congress to nullify a final rule issued by a federal agency and prevent a future “substantially similar” rule from being reintroduced without legislation. Fischer's CRA targets EPA's "Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards," which is set to be fully implemented on March 27. EPA's final rule seeks to tighten existing Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions regulations for 2027 model-year engines and to set even more stringent Phase 3 rules starting in 2030. Reuters reported on Thursday that a proposal on the latter is expected next month.

Thirty-two of Fischer's colleagues in the Senate signed on, including Senate Minority Whip John Thune, Ted Cruz of Texas, Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Tim Scott of South Carolina...............................

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  Ohio school bus driver called a 'hero' after saving student from passing car: video


Photo: Screenshot of video from FOX News Dayton, OH


 
  From FOX News Dayton, OH:

A school bus driver in Ohio is being praised as a hero after video shows her saving a student from being hit by a passing car.

The woman's heroic actions were captured in a video shared by Tecumseh Local Schools on Facebook on Thursday, Feb. 23. The school district is located in New Carlisle, Ohio, about 20 miles northeast of Dayton.

The video shows the school bus stopping to drop a student off. But before the young man exits the bus, the driver notices an oncoming vehicle attempting to pass the bus on the right..........................................

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