Friday, February 08, 2013

New York City Council to probe rising school bus costs at hearing

The New York Post reports:
The City Council is set to tackle skyrocketing school bus costs at a hearing today in a bid to explain why the number of routes has ballooned over the past decade — even though ridership plunged dramatically. Since 2000, the number of school-age students getting yellow bus service plummeted by nearly 30,000 — to 139,000 last year. Yet the number of routes jumped from 5,400 to more than 6,700 — nearly doubling overall yellow bus costs to a whopping $1 billion.
Great moments of public education!