29 Jun '17, 2am

Denis Gallagher Urges ‘Old School’ Fleets to Modernize - School Bus Fleet https://t.co/bhI4pP63Y4

Denis Gallagher Urges ‘Old School’ Fleets to Modernize - School Bus Fleet https://t.co/bhI4pP63Y4

Do you foresee automated or autonomous technologies being integrated into school buses in the near future? I won’t say never, but I will say it will be difficult in my opinion for parents to agree to let their kids on a bus without a driver. Yes, a monitor could be there, so again it’s possible. I think we need to remember we are not a fixed-route transit operation, nor should we be. We are in vast rural areas, as well as suburban and major cities. As the first and last classroom of a child’s day, it’s important for our passengers to have a familiar face greet them on the school bus. As you think back on when you started STI 20 years ago, what are some of the biggest differences in school transportation now compared to then? Twenty years ago wasn’t that long ago, and I think many things are the same and, for that reason, I’m a little disappointed. We still have not embrace...

Full article: http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/724110/denis-gallag...

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