BREAKING BARRIERS

Long seen as far-fetched, coordination efforts between public and school transportation yields great benefits. For about 180 days each year our nation's largest publicly supported vehicle fleet rolls onto the streets each weekday morning and afternoon. America's schoolbus fleet covers nearly every area within the cities, traverses suburban communities and reaches out to the remotest portions of rural America. There are estimated to be about 393,000 school buses in the United States; and there are an estimated 98,000 rural and urban transportation vehicles in operation. The school vehicle fleet outnumbers the nation's public transit vehicle fleet by four to one. In the past decade, public transportation has seen a significant surge in coordination efforts. Communities are looking to bring human services and public transportation efforts under one umbrella. School and public transportation seem, in theory, to be a perfect match for coordination. This article looks at several communities in the United States that have successfully integrated these two public-supported services, providing adaptable models for other areas.

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  • Accession Number: 00716400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1996 12:00AM