Durham School Services (DSS) will begin serving the Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania, this August. The partnership will run for seven years. Durham School Services will run a total of 146 routes for the Council Rock School District, according to a press release.
Buses will be equipped with a variety of safety technology and monitoring tools such as Lytx DriveCam, Zonar GPS, and radios. Fifty vehicles in Durham's fleet will be propane-powered to begin the school year. A full fleet transition will be completed by 2023.Through this new partnership, DSS looks forward to being a part of and contributing to, the betterment of the Newtown community through its Partners Beyond the Bus community outreach program.
"We are entrusting (Durham) with our most precious cargo – our students,” said Jason Harris, business administration director for Council Rock School District. "While choosing a transportation provider, the top deciding factors were safety and reliable service. DSS has proven that they exceed in both of these critical areas, based on their reputation and experience, including their successful partnerships with other school districts in Pennsylvania."
Currently, Durham School Services provides school bus transportation service in several cities throughout Pennsylvania, extending from Pittsburgh to York to Philadelphia.