The Office of Pupil Transportation/Emergency Management is responsible for developing and implementing statewide policies, procedures, and plans related to all aspects of transporting students to and from public schools as provided by State and federal laws and the bylaws of the State Board of Education. The responsibilities also include providing technical assistance for training school bus drivers; coordinating activities with the Motor Vehicle Administration; researching and developing data concerning finance and legislation; and maintaining databases for school bus driver offenses related to drugs and alcohol, and school bus driver accidents.The STARTS Task Force: Supporting Transportation In Its Support of EducationStudent Transportation Aligned for Return to School, or STARTS Task Force, is a collaboration among the
National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the
National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPTS), and the
National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to research, review, and report on matters relating to COVID-19 and student transportation.
2019 Maryland State Department of Education One Day Survey of School Bus Stop Arm Violators
Patricia Askew, Staff SpecialistPupil Transportation/Emergency Management OfficePhone: 410-767-0217Fax: 443-681-1026Email:
2021 National School Bus Safety Week: October 18-22, 2021and the theme is"Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone"
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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