Hello,

The OPI has heard your concerns and made a formal request on November 3rd to the Board of Public Education requesting a modification to the Bus Standards. The revision includes amending the crossing control arm from a mandatory requirement to optional. In order for this revision to take place, the Administrative Rule 10.64.301 must be amended. The earliest the amendment could be finalized is January 13th. No opposition to the rule was given; therefore, it is reasonable to expect the rule change will be in effect on January 13th, 2018. We will keep everyone posted on the progress of the amendment. We appreciate the feedback and patience in this process.

If there are questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Kara Sperle at ksperle2@mt.gov or (406) 444-3249.

Have a great week!