Grants are now available to Maine schools through the Maine Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, a federally-funded partnership of the Maine Department of Transportation, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and communities throughout the state working to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and encourage more students to walk and bike to school. Continue reading
The Maine DOE is planning a routine update to its NEO Transportation Module on Tuesday, Nov. 26 starting at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately 30 minutes. If you attempt to login during this time frame, it is likely you will be presented with an error page that reads: ” Offline. This NEO module is offline for maintenance. Check back soon.”
We thank you in advance for your patience as we upgrade the site during this brief offline period to ensure it better serves you.
Each year, new school bus purchase applications open on Nov. 1 and close on Nov. 25. The due date and instructions are found here on the Maine DOE Reporting Calendar.
On Nov. 1, the Department in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology launched the first design phase of a new school transportation data system called NEO Transportation. During this first design phase public school districts submit their requests for approval to purchase new school buses. Continue reading
The State of New Hampshire requires non-New Hampshire government entities operating qualified motor vehicles in New Hampshire, including school buses, to license under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). Maine government entities operating qualified motor vehicles in Maine who also operate in New Hampshire, even if only occasionally, are subject to the licensing, fuel decal and quarterly fuel tax reporting requirements under IFTA. Continue reading
The Maine DOE’s school transportation software, Transfinder, is undergoing a server improvement and will be temporarily unavailable to the public starting Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. and ending before 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13.
Kevin Mallory, the Portland Public Schools’ transportation director, has won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in reducing pollution from the district’s school bus fleet and raising awareness about the benefits of greener school transportation. The award will be presented on June 26 in a ceremony in Boston.
Any student enrolled in a public, parochial or other private elementary or middle school in the United States of America, Canada or an overseas U.S. military installation may submit artwork to the 2013 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Posters must be received at NAPT Headquarters by Oct. 1, 2013.
The School Bus Purchase Program award list for FY 2013-14 new bus purchases is now posted on the Maine DOE Student Transportation website.
The Department is accepting applications for the School Bus Refurbishment Pilot Program beginning Nov. 16. Continue reading
Transportation year-end reports (EF-T-21 and EF-T-24) will be due Nov. 19, 2012, for fiscal year 2011-12 data submission.