School Bus Purchase Program Applications Open November 1, 2017

The Department is accepting applications for the Maine School Bus Purchase Program beginning November 1, 2017.  Program applications will close on November 25, 2017 with no extension. The program application is available on the NEO Transportation data system.  Instructions to submit a request are located on the NEO Dashboard.  Refer to pages 20-23 of the … Continue reading School Bus Purchase Program Applications Open November 1, 2017

U.S. EPA 2017 School Bus Rebate Program now accepting applications

The U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency is offering an opportunity to receive up to $20,000 per vehicle to replace your older school buses, and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. Older school buses without emission reduction retrofits emit significant amounts of harmful exhaust, so participating in this program will help improve the health of students and other members of … Continue reading U.S. EPA 2017 School Bus Rebate Program now accepting applications

Repeal and replacement of Chapter 81: Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine

The enacted new regulations that replaced Chapter 81: Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine and became effective on 9/16/17 can be found on the following link: http://maine.gov/doe/transportation/laws/index.html In order to provide increased clarity and durability to its regulations relating to student transportation, the Department broke the existing Chapter 81 into six shorter … Continue reading Repeal and replacement of Chapter 81: Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine

Notice of proposed rule changes to Chapter 81: Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine

The Maine Department of Education is proposing to repeal and replace Chapter 81: Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine in order to modernize the rule. The proposal involves four major changes: Change the format of the rule to separate the rule into shorter and cleaner regulations. Remove forms from the rule making … Continue reading Notice of proposed rule changes to Chapter 81: Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine

Priority Notice: Transportation EFT-21 and EFT-24 annual report due date extension

EFT-21 and Transportation Safety and Training Report and EFT-24 Transportation Vehicle Mileage and Operations Annual Data Report due date extension The due date for the year-end Transportation Vehicle Mileage and Operations Annual Data Report (EFT-24) and the Transportation Safety and Training Report (EFT-21) have been extended to March 31, 2017 in order to accommodate design … Continue reading Priority Notice: Transportation EFT-21 and EFT-24 annual report due date extension

Priority Notice: EFT-24 Transportation Vehicle Mileage and Operations Annual Data Report due date extension

EFT-24 Transportation Vehicle Mileage and Operations Annual Data Report due date extension The due date for the year-end Transportation Vehicle Mileage and Operations Annual Data Report (EFT-24) has been extended to March 17, 2016 in order to accommodate design updates.  The new updated report will open February 16, 2017. Between February 16, 2017 and March 17, … Continue reading Priority Notice: EFT-24 Transportation Vehicle Mileage and Operations Annual Data Report due date extension

New version of NEO Transportation to launch Oct. 28

A new version of the NEO Transportation application will launch Friday, Oct. 28. This release includes new features intended to make bus data management easier, a clean-up of features rolled out in the initial release, and an edit of features available to districts. A ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) link has been added to the home … Continue reading New version of NEO Transportation to launch Oct. 28