Achieving efficiency in special-needs bus service
In conducting our 2013 Special-Needs Survey, we asked recipients what efficiencies or cost savings they’ve been able to achieve in special-needs transportation, and how they did so. Here are some responses.
Child-check devices: a vital reminder
To protect kids from being left stranded, drivers have to carefully check their bus. Electronic systems can help keep that duty from being neglected.
Transportation consortiums cut costs and boost training
Genesee Intermediate School District’s transportation consortiums provide service to special-needs and career/technical students in 21 districts. Route, bus maintenance and other efficiencies have saved participating districts $42.4 million since 1997, while service continues to expand. Driver training is extensive.