Durham School Services will take over and operate Shelby County (Tenn.) Schools’ entire fleet and all of its routes. Pictured is a district bus leaving a middle school in 2012.
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Durham School Services was awarded a four-year student transportation contract with the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tenn. The company will begin providing transportation on July 1.
Durham has served Shelby County Schools in a smaller capacity since 2010, and will now take over and operate the district’s entire fleet and all of its routes.
“Durham School Services is looking forward to serving the Shelby County Schools,” said Tom McBride, senior vice president of operations, Southeast area. “We are committed to delivering the highest level of safety and customer service to the schools, students and families. Our focus is on getting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn, and back home to their families every day.”
Durham’s agreement with the school district calls for 580 buses to serve 527 routes. All the buses serving Shelby County Schools will be equipped with a GPS tracking system and video cameras, which will help ensure safety and on-time arrival for all students, company officials said.
In addition, 265 jobs will be created; Durham is holding job fairs seeking bus drivers, dispatchers and monitors on Wednesday and Friday.
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