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New York City Schools Spend $6,900 Per Student - on Bus Transportation!

cchuba Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 8:34 AM
Doesn't NYC have one of the best mass transit systems in the country? There is no reason to have school buses beyond the 6th grade level. We can have bus stops where kids meet to take the subway or public bus at a fraction of the cost.

New York City Schools Spend $6,900 Per Student - on Bus Transportation!

Government schools are an expensive endeavor, especially when union labor and no-bid contracts are involved.

The New York City Department of Education has been catching heat from transportation unions lately over a decision to solicit bids for private transportation services in an effort to curtail runaway costs.

The district has not sought “significant” bids for student transportation services in 33 years. That means it’s probably been using the same companies for years, without competitive bids to naturally control rising costs.

And those costs are increased every year because...