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Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The changes to the Virginia School Bus Specifications were developed in consultation with the Department’s Specifications Committee, which is comprised of pupil transportation representatives from school divisions across the state, the Virginia State Police, school bus manufacturers, and Virginia school bus dealers. The complete specifications document has been updated and revised to increase the safety and efficiency of various bus components and equipment, to incorporate various recommendations from the latest national specifications document, and to aid in the procurement of alternative fuel buses. None of the changes represent significant deviations from standard industry practices. All of the recommended specifications comply with the safety requirements of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Other changes are made for consistency with requirements in the Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation and the Code of Virginia.
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The agency is considering feedback and has not yet made a decision to confirm or delay the proposed changes.
Document in Effect
Virginia School Bus Specifications
Ms. Emily V. Webb
Director for Board Relations
James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
The Virginia Register
Publication Date: 4/29/2019
Volume: 35 Issue: 18
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 5/29/2019.
There were no comments
Effective Date: 5/30/2019
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