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Keeping close watch on proposed bus law
Posted By ted On August 4, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Bus,Bus Officer Columns,News,Washington | No Comments
By Richard Deiser, Vice President, Bus Department
Bonnie Morr, Alternate Vice President, Bus Department
The Surface Transportation Authorization Act, introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), includes provisions of interest to bus operators. The proposed law would:
President Futhey also has directed our National Legislative Office to support H.R. 1135, the Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety Act, which would require increased bus-roof strength and fire suppression.
We are also seeking improvements to that bill to set window glazing requirements, construction standards to protect against hazards from alternative fuels, and authority of school bus drivers to discipline unruly students. And we are pushing for appropriate funding.
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