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School Bus Interstate Operations: An Overview

For most school transportation contractors in Pennsylvania, the majority of transportation services are provided intrastate, i.e. within the bounds of state lines. However, contractors are often approached by school districts to transport students for extracurricular activities, such as sports or field trips, across state lines. This leaves some contractors wondering what, if any, additional requirements must be met in order to provide interstate transportation.
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Interstate Operating Authority

Many contractors begin services by only providing intrastate operations within their home state. However, contractors are often presented with lucrative opportunities that include providing services outside of their home state. There are a number of additional requirements for a school bus contractor who wishes to provide transportation services across state lines. This article will discuss the requirements needed for a business to begin operations through interstate commerce.
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