School bus extension law signed

TRENTON – Legislation to extend the service life of school buses from 12 to 15 years has been signed into law.

“The 12-year use limit on most school buses is outdated, as advances in the design and construction of school buses now allow for their safe and effective use over a longer period of time,” sponsor Sen. Diane Allen, (R-7), Edgewater Park, said in a release.

“School districts can still update their buses sooner, if need be, but this law gives them the option to continue using a bus for three additional years if it is safe and meets all of the rigorous safety inspections.”

School bus extension law signed