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Synthetic drug use caused bus crash that killed Texas students, NTSB says

Security and Safety | November 23, 2015

Also determines that contributing to the severity of the crash was the fact that, although the bus was equipped with seat belts in all seating positions, none of the passengers wore the restraints.

Updated: NHTSA to require seat belts on motorcoaches

Motorcoach| November 20, 2013
The final rule, which amends FMVSS 208, applies to new over-the-road buses and to other types of new buses with a GVWR greater than 26,000 pounds, except transit buses and school buses.
Motorcoach| January 3, 2013

Canadian coach operator considers seat belt installation

Following an accident in which a coach was blown off the road, injuring several passengers, Maritime Bus owner Mike Cassidy considers seat belts.
Motorcoach| November 16, 2012

James River expands safety initiative

Will install seat belts on all of its motorcoaches by Spring 2013; add a driving simulator; conduct extensive background checks covering national and local databases and pre-employment personality testing to ensure compatibility with corporate values; and add a customer service training department.
Motorcoach| June 21, 2012

MCI delivers 3 J4500s to Miami

The first coach, featuring the company’s signature splashy rainbow graphic against a deep pink body, joined the fleet in May. The second J4500, a white one, arrived in early June. A third, painted gray, is expected in late June.
Motorcoach| March 23, 2012

UMA, ABA leaders testify on vehicle safety provisions

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing designed to learn the views of the Administration and other stakeholders considering the vehicle safety provisions included in the House and Senate highway bills.
Motorcoach| February 22, 2012

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A whole host of new regulations and possible legislation are on the horizon for motorcoach operators. METRO spoke to the ABA's Norm Littler and UMA's Ken Presley to find out the latest on some of the issues.
Bus| August 8, 2011

San Francisco campus shuttle seat belt install on track

Efforts to enhance the safety of its campus shuttle system in the wake of a recent fatal accident is on track, with 39 vehicles equipped with retractable seat belts and the remainder to be completed by month's end.
Motorcoach| July 14, 2011

Greyhound to support federal bus safety mandates

Senate legislation for bus safety includes mandates for seat belts and stronger roofs to reduce rollover fatalities.
Motorcoach| April 26, 2011

FMCSA, NHTSA release NPRMs for EOBRS, seatbelts to increase safety

The proposed rule EOBR rule also would eliminate the need for motor carriers to retain certain HOS supporting documents, such as delivery and toll receipts, which are currently used to verify the total number of hours drivers spend operating the vehicle.
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