29 Sep '14, 10pm

Latest News: Overcrowded School Buses Often Linked to Bus Driver Shortages

Within the past two months, two student transportation issues have repeatedly surfaced in the news — overcrowded school buses and bus driver shortages — and it appears they are linked in certain areas from the Southwest to the East Coast. A student rider at North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas recently took matters into his own hands, literally, by videotaping the crowded conditions of his school bus. The footage shows teenagers packed into a yellow bus, with many of them out of their seats and standing in the aisles. District officials contend the bus was not in motion when the student filmed its interior. When Anita Sioco saw the widely circulated video on Facebook, she immediately recognized her son and checked with him on its accuracy. He told her that overcrowding has been his “reality” since middle school. Now, other parents say they are findi...

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