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Resources:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations 

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services
http://www.nasdpts.org

National Highway Traffic Safety
http://www.nhtsa.gov/School-Buses

Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Rebate Program
https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-school-bus

American School Bus Council
http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org/

National Safety Council School Bus Safety Rules
http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/news-and-resources-school-bus-safety-rules.aspx

National Association for Pupil Transportation
http://www.napt.org/

American School Bus Council - School Bus Facts
http://www.schoolbusfacts.com/

Issues Information

Position Papers

American School Bus Council

The American School Bus Council is a coalition of the school transportation community committed to providing safe, effective, efficient and healthy transportation for the more than 25 million schoolchildren who ride more than 480,000 school buses each day. http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org

Government Reports

  • National Highway Transportation Administration, “Seat Belts on School Buses -- May 2006,” Accessed 9/15/2011
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Traffic Safety Facts, 2009 Data.” DOT HS 811 396, Revised March 2011
  • McCray, Linda B. and John Brewer, “Child Safety Research in School Buses.” DOT.gov., Accessed 9/20/2011

Academic Studies

  • Transportation Research Board, “The Relative Risks of School Travel: A National Perspective and Guidance for Local Community Risk Assessment,” TRB Special Report 269, 2002
  • University of California Berkeley, "Struggling to Get to School: The Effect of State Transportation Cuts on Public School Students, Families," Institute of Governmental Studies, 04/03/12

News Articles

  • Beaudry, Christine, “School Bus Safety,” Kaboose.com, Accessed 9/16/2011 Downs, Martin, “Child Safety: School Bus Still Best,” WebMD, Accessed 9/19/2011
  • Shapley, Dan, “4 Things Parents Can Do to Stop School Bus Pollution,” The Daily Green, 7/21/2011
  • O’Donnell, Jayne, “Are School Buses Safe,” Shop Auto Week, 12/7/2011 –

 

 
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