NJ General Assembly passes bill to combat school bus driver shortage

If the bill passes, some bus operators won't need to have a commercial driver's license.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 2:05 PM

Updated 34 days ago

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There is a new plan to help with the shortage of school bus drivers in New Jersey.
The New Jersey General Assembly passed Bill A2180 earlier this week.
If the bill passes, some bus operators won't need to have a commercial driver's license. But drivers without a CDL would only be allowed to operate smaller buses with a capacity of nine passengers or less.
Drivers would need to be at least 21 years old, pass a physical and eye exam and complete training for interacting with students with special needs.


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