School Transport

School transportation is a useful and necessary complement to public transportation, since in some areas students make up as much as 50% of the public transportation clientele. This article discusses some issues raised in a recent international seminar regarding the transportation of school children. One major point of discussion was whether school transportation fell under the responsibility of education authorities or transportation authorities. Generally speaking, it was felt that clear guidelines should be issued by the education authorities, but operational follow-up should be the responsibility of transportation authorities. Two operating models are possible when integrating school transportation and public transportation: one with school buses dedicated to pupils and the other integrating pupils into the regular public transportation system using season tickets. Different countries and cultures have different perspectives on which model is preferable. Participants also discussed how to decide which pupils are entitled to school transport services and the quality and safety of school buses.


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  • Accession Number: 01049692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 2007 12:13AM