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

jerickson Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 8:24 AM
It costs 4 dollars a day here in Loudoun County, Virginia to bus kids. We here are fed up with that and soon the parents will be required to pay part of the bus trip costs. Busing was to end segregation, and gas was 90 cents a gallon. Once the segregation was ended bus service was kept as a convenience. It's the safest, it takes less time for the parent and less wear and tear on your car all benefits to the parents of school children. New Yorkers are getting raped!

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...