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.
Transfinder, the bus routing software provider that the state and some individual districts have contracted with, has warned users that they should back up their Routefinder Pro data source as a precaution due to the impending severe weather.
Schools across the nation are recognizing 2012 National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 22 through 26.
The Department will begin accepting applications for the Maine School Bus Purchase Program on Nov. 1. Continue reading
The Maine Association for Pupil Transportation announced Annesa Chambers as Bus Driver of the Year. Chambers has worked for MSAD 15 (Gray, New Gloucester) for 25 years.
Fiscal Year 2012-13 subsidy is available when districts contract school bus refurbishment by August 31, 2012.
Typically, districts receive subsidy during the fiscal year following the contract. However, contracts signed during August 2012 will receive subsidy in the current fiscal year. Continue reading
Updated: The form collecting transportation data for out-of-district special education students, homeless students, and career & technical education students (EF-M-43) is undergoing renovations and will not be required for the 2012-13 school year.