Government Relations Committee
This committee represents an important wing of the NSTA Advocacy Team, and it engages with members to review and respond to legislative and regulatory proposals. The committee also reviews state legislative activity throughout the country in an effort to support private school bus operators locally. In its review of policy initiatives, the GR Committee strives to take positions always supportive of private school bus operators, regardless of size or geography. Additionally, the NSTA Safety and Security Committee operates under the auspices of the GR Committee, and its role is to review proposals that have a direct impact on buses and equipment. Lastly, the GR committee receives monthly federal legislative and regulatory updates at its meetings – held on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 AM (ET). All NSTA members are welcome onto the GR Committee calls, but in some cases, only NSTA Voting (Contractor) members determine policy decisions.