This was the highest paying on campus job at UConn IIRC New federal regulations mean no more new UConn student bus drivers Due to changes in federal regulations, it is now very difficult for the University of Connecticut to employ more students as bus drivers. According to the new legislation, which was released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on March 4, all new commercial drivers must obtain training from a FMCSA-approved facility in order to receive an appropriate license. The university has adapted the proposed changes, but the federal regulation has not officially changed yet. Unfortunately for UConn students interested in becoming bus drivers, these regulations make it much more difficult to meet the qualifications necessary to work as bus driver. “Applicants seeking a ‘Class B’ CDL (commercial driver’s license) – necessary for operating a heavy straight truck or a school bus, city transit bus, or motor coach – would be required to obtain a minimum of fifteen hours of behind-the-wheel training, including a minimum of seven hours of practice range training,” according to a press release issued by the FMCSA. This is particularly challenging because UConn does not have a facility large enough nor the funds to accommodate training new drivers under these new rules.