Specs and Federal Standards
Under Title 49 CFR Part 571, school buses sold in the United States must meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) applicable only to school buses, as well as the FMVSS applicable to all other vehicle types. Additionally, the National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) recommends national school transportation specifications that augment the federal standards. Many states also adopt required specifications for school buses and components to meet local needs.
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