Go Public: Two Recent FTA School Transportation Rulings Reveal Transit’s Solution

This article takes a look at two cases, in Yankton, South Dakota and Suttons Bay, Michigan, which the Federal Transit Administration ruled on recently, both of which dealt with rural communities which relied upon public transit to take their children to and from school. In both cases, the transit operators were found in violation of federal school bus regulations. The problem in both cases existed in efforts made towards exclusivity - with mentions of bus routes, for "students-only" and the like. The Federal Rule is diagrammed from a legal standpoint here, and ways in which agencies can avoid violating it - primarily, by ensuring the buses are kept open to the public - are suggested.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 23-30
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  • Accession Number: 01484168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2013 9:13AM