The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP) has opened and is now accepting applications. This program provides competitive grants for the purchase of new and converted alternative fuel fleet vehicles domiciled and operated in the state of Maryland.

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Lawmakers Discuss Challenges Causing Bus Driver Shortage Across Maryland

Published Nov 12, 2021



Article courtesy of Maryland Matters


Faced with a nationwide shortage of school bus drivers, some Maryland county executives and school district leaders are pumping more money to increase drivers’ wages, whose average starting salary is $19.45 an hour, according to the Maryland State Department of Education. 

That average starting salary is considerably less than any other commercial driver license holder — including those who operate dump trucks or deliver for Amazon or DoorDash — said Erin Appel, who represents Maryland School Bus Contractor Association. She testified about the shortage of school bus drivers before state lawmakers in a virtual briefing on Wednesday.

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Annual Type A Inspections

Published Jul 17, 2019

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has been sending Email notifications for the annual Type A inspection. These emails are generated for owners as a reminder to have their buses inspected to meet the requirements in COMAR A. we have communicated this to the school bus community at multiple conferences and meeting throughout the past school year since implementation in the fall of 2018.  
Our interpretation of this requirement is and has been you have the whole month to complete the Type A inspection. 

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