Welcome to COSTA’s Safety Council

The Safety Council meets on a quarterly basis. Please see the Safety Council Meeting Calendar below for current meeting dates.

About COSTA’s Safety Council Chair: Frank Baio worked at DMV for 25 years and is currently the Assistant Vice President for Safety and Risk Management at DATTCO. Frank is also very involved with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and has been a part of the Safety Council for years.

Safety Council Members/Guests: Safety Council attendees generally include representatives from CT DMV, COSTA staff and lobbyist, and a great mix of current members of COSTA, including school bus companies, private schools, BOE members, student transportation companies, Master Instructors, Trainers, and occasional special guests.

The purpose of these meetings is to update members on activities and procedures at DMV related to driver safety and licensing, as well as vehicle registrations and inspections. Representatives from COSTA and CT DMV provide updates on timely topics, as well as legislative updates, and updates from FMCSA and CT DOT.

The Council is a great resource to keep us all aware of student transportation-related news. There is always a question and answer period before the end of each meeting where members can ask questions of the Council, whose members represent a wealth of knowledge with many years of combined experience.

How to Join

Current members of COSTA can designate one person from their company or school district to serve as their representative on the COSTA Safety Council. This person will receive all correspondence from COSTA related to these meetings, including meeting schedules, agendas and minutes. They will be responsible for disseminating the information to any other interested parties within their organization. The designee should ideally be the organization’s safety coordinator, if they have one.

If you are a current member and would like to join the Safety Council, please send your representative’s name and email address to administrator@ctschoolbus.org.

COSTA Safety Council Meeting Minutes

Only current members can access the minutes from Safety Council Meetings.

If you would like to become a member, please visit our membership page.

COSTA Safety Council Meeting Calendar 2024

Meetings will be held quarterly at 10 a.m. on the second or third Tuesday of the month. The Meetings will be held via Zoom.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024       10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024       10 a.m. 

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024       10 a.m.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2024       10 a.m.


Agendas, minutes, and Zoom links will be sent before each meeting.