School Bus Operations Notice

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Through this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposes to amend its school bus operations regulations. Most notably, FTA proposes to clarify several definitions, amend the school bus operations complaint procedures, and implement Section 3023(f) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). FTA seeks comment on this notice from interested parties.

Comments must be received by February 17, 2009. FTA will consider late filed comments to the extent practicable.

You may submit comments by one of the following methods:

Instructions: You must include the agency name (FTA) and the Docket number (FTA–2008–0044) or the Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) (2132–AB00) for this notice at the beginning of your comment. You should include two copies of your comment if you submit it by mail. If you wish to receive confirmation that FTA received your comment, you must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note that FTA will post all comments that it receives, including any personal information provided therein, without change, to

Due to security procedures in effect since October 2001 regarding mail deliveries, mail received through the U.S. Postal Service may be subject to delays. A party that submits a comment responsive to this notice should consider using an express mail firm to ensure the prompt filing of any submissions not filed electronically or by hand.

For information concerning this notice, contact Michael L. Culotta, Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., East Building—5th Floor, Washington, DC 20590, email, or telephone (202) 366–1936.

The full federal register notice can be found at:

For further information, contact Region 10’s Ted Uyeno at (206) 220-7958 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator