Type A School Buses
Type "A" school buses are small buses frequently used for special education and field trip transportation.
Type B School Bus
Type "B" school buses are small buses frequently used for special education and field trip transportation. They are larger than a Type "A" school bus.
Type C School Buses
The Type "C" school buses are the type most frequently used on Minnesota streets and highways.
Type D School Buses
Type "D" school buses, which are also referred to as "Transit", "Forward Control", or "FC", are highly manuverable buses which offer increased visibility to the school bus driver. The largest buses, 83 passenger and 89 passenger configurations, are Type "D" buses.
Type III School Buses
Type III school buses are standard passenger vehicles such as cars, sport utility vehicles, station wagons, and small vans.
Transportation of children in 12 and 15 passenger vans
Each year the Transportation Department receives questions from parents about the use of large vans by daycare providers and youth organizations. This section discusses the use of 15 passenger vans on school service and some of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administrations concerns about these vans.
National Transportation Safety Board Recommendations on Child Care Transportation
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating transportation accidents, determining their probable cause, and making recommendations to prevent similar accidents from occurring. On April 21, 2004, the NTSB issued Safety Recommendtaion H-04-8 through -14 to the 50 states and the District of Columbia recommending major changes in child care (daycare) transportation.