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Pa. Education Committee propose solutions to bus driver shortage as headaches persist for parents, students

Pa. Education Committee propose solutions to bus driver shortage as headaches persist for parents, students

  • 11/1/2023 10:19:00 AM
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania House Education Committee hearing was held Monday to address the headaches caused by a school bus driver shortage.“The lack of drivers has required students to have longer bus rides, earlier days in the morning, and later arrivals when coming home, and parents have been forced to find new ways to get their children to school,” said Aaron Sepkowski, legislative chair for the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.Testifying before ...
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PSBA 1st Vice President, Aaron Sepkowski, Testifies before Education Committee

PSBA 1st Vice President, Aaron Sepkowski, Testifies before Education Committee

  • 10/30/2023 2:40:00 PM
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On October 30, 2023, Legislative Committee Chair and PSBA's 1st Vice President, Aaron Sepkowski (Pocono Transportation), testified on PSBA's behalf, regarding the School Bus Driver Shortage. To watch the recording of his testimony, visit: https://ow.ly/jNrV50Q2eLM. Thank you Aaron, for your support and expertise!
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Officials mark School Bus Safety Week, honor students in poster contest

  • 10/26/2023 10:48:00 AM
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HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Driver and Vehicle Services Director of the Bureau of Driver Licensing Dios Arroyo on Wednesday, Oct. 25, joined the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates to honor nine students for communicating important school bus safety messages through their submissions to this year’s School Bus Safety Poster Contest and to recognize three school bus drivers for their superior driving skills.The cer...
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Shapiro Administration Marks School Bus Safety Week, Honors Students at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

Shapiro Administration Marks School Bus Safety Week, Honors Students at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

  • 10/26/2023 10:42:00 AM
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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Driver and Vehicle Services Director of the Bureau of Driver Licensing Dios Arroyo joined the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates to honor nine students for communicating important school bus safety messages through their submissions to this year's School Bus Safety Poster Contest and to recognize three school bus drivers for their superior driving skills.
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Gerry Wosewick on Duane Morris Government Strategies podcast

Gerry Wosewick on Duane Morris Government Strategies podcast

  • 9/22/2023 11:14:00 AM
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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Back in Session, a Duane Morris Government Strategies podcast. This week, Ryan and Ryan from DMGS speak with Gerry Wosewick of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association. Gerry provides insight on the challenges facing the school bus transportation industry, what it's like working with a new gubernatorial administration, and the best place in Philly to get a cheesesteak. Apple: https://buff.ly/3RpITclSpotify: https://buff.ly/3PN1NZoRSS Feed: https://buff...
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Senate Transportation Committee Hearing

Senate Transportation Committee Hearing

  • 9/19/2023 2:38:00 PM
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On Monday, September 18, 2023, Executive Director, Gerry Wosewick, testified before the Senate Transportation Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to collect testimony on the “Automated Enforcement of Traffic Violations”, specifically S.B. 748 (Argall and Schwank), S.B. 851 (Langerholc and Flynn) and H.B. 1284 (Neilson). S.B. 851 and H.B. 1284 relate to illegal passing of school buses and automated cameras in enforcement.&nb...
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Traffic safety initiatives could expire without action at the Pa. Capitol

  • 9/18/2023 2:29:00 PM
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HARRISBURG — Sunset provisions in Pennsylvania law that are set to expire without legislative action threaten the near-term use of automated speed enforcement in highway construction zones along with cameras mounted on side-arm stop signs equipped on school buses.Also at risk is automated speed enforcement along Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) in Philadelphia — 10 fixed zones between Ninth Street and the Bucks County Line. A 2022 study by the State Transportation Advisor...
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State waives bus driver regulation amid persistent shortage

State waives bus driver regulation amid persistent shortage

  • 8/28/2023 1:06:00 PM
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(The Center Square) — The pandemic revealed all sorts of problems in Pennsylvania’s education system. School districts struggling to recruit school bus drivers was an overlooked one, and the problem hasn’t abated. PennDOT, however, took a step forward recently in removing a licensing requirement that’s long been a stumbling block.Last week, the agency announced it would waive the “under the hood” requirement for school bus drivers, which it called an outd...
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