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New York Relaxes License Regulations During School Bus Driver Shortage

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New York state is making it easier to get commercial driver’s licences to help with the shortage of school bus drivers.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will remove a 14-day waiting period between permit test and road test. They will offer additional writing and road test opportunities.

Interested drivers can fill out a survey on the DMV website that will be shared with school districts in need.

School districts reported a driver shortage due to the Delta variant and disagreements over mask requirements.

Natalie is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.