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Schools turn to tech for solutions to bus driver shortage

Nov 3, 2023
Alternatives to traditional school bus transportation include carpooling platforms and apps reminiscent of ride-hailing.
Many students in Framingham, Massachusetts, are forced to walk to school because of the driver shortage. Waverly Street, above, is a popular route.
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When school buses are delayed, the costs add up

Dec 15, 2022
Nearly 8% of all transportation positions in American public schools were vacant as of this October. The lack of staff can lead to delays.
A school bus pulls up to Dumbarton Middle School in Baltimore County, Maryland, on Dec. 13.
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