Tag: Transportation

Why do you want to put wifi on the school buses? Who needs it? Did you survey the students? How many said that they would like to do homework on the bus but can’t do it without wifi? The bus ride is too loud, too shaky, and too short to do homework. So who requested this?

Written by on May 21, 2018 in Grapevine

A. That is just an added benefit. Wifi is being added to buses to improve security and communications for bus drivers.

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Is the same set of buses used 3 times in the morning to transport students to school? (to high school, then elementary school, then other elementary or middle school)

Written by on May 17, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The bus routing system is much more complicated than that. 

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Is the same set of buses used 3 times in the morning to transport students to school? (to high school, then elementary school, then other elementary or middle school)

Written by on April 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. For the most part, yes.

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I wait so long in the freezing cold to wait for my bus.Expecting it to be warm when i get on its as cold as it is outside. The bus is freezing. Its ridiculous because we have to sit on the buses so long to wait to get off and all i do is shiver.

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Diesel-powered school buses are equipped to maintain an interior temp of at least 53 degrees, which our buses ususally do. The extreme temperature made it very difficult for the buses to warm up. We always encourage our students to dress warmly based on weather conditions.

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Why does the school spend so much on buses when your fleet just needs maintenance. If I had 20 Corvettes from the past 20 years that just needed some work here and there, why would I buy new ones? Replace corvettes with buses

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Safety is what drives our bus replacement plan. A school bus is not a corvette and there’s a lot more to maintaining a safe school bus fleet than just a little maintenance here and little maintenance there. School buses must pass a 230 plus point inspection every six months. After 10-13 years of winter cycles […]

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I noticed the cameras on the busses and I noticed that they had a curved line of lights that were lit up,does this mean that the camera is on only when the lights are on?Also please show us how good the microphones are on the cameras.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Those questions will not be answered for security reasons.

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Hello. I believe that the busses at HSW after school need to wait longer for at least 3 to 5 minutes. Today after school my locker was not opening and it took many tries. By the time I had opened it the buses had started to leave. By the time I made it outside all the buses in the front line going to the back of HSE were gone. I was forced to either call my parents to pick me up or take a bus at the back circle that goes to the front of HSE. When doing this I made my bus on time, but imagine having your bus towards the front (first to leave) at the back of HSE. I would have missed my bus had it been one of the first to leave. This issue needs to be adjusted. Students at HSW need to have time at their lockers in order to get their things packed. I have frequently left binders at school with my studying materials just to make a bus. I do, however, understand that the principals do not want students hanging out by lockers just like in the morning, as this causes fights. On a normal day, I do have to run in order to catch a bus in the front line, specifically one in the very front.

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The High School West/East  shuttle buses have been leaving High School West consistently at 2:47 pm each day according to our GPS data.   That gives the students adequate time to gather their belongings and catch the shuttle bus to High School East.

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Do Shen school busses have cameras that detect when a driver passes a stopped school bus? If not, why?

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Shen school buses do not have cameras that detect when cars pass their red lights and stop sign when picking up and discharging passengers. There is no New York State law that allows these cameras to be used to enforce the illegal passing. New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) which represents School Transportation […]

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Why do you change transportation schedules (pickup times) without notifying the parents? My child’s morning bus time was changed to 10 minutes earlier and we weren’t informed.

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We notify parents of changes when it is more than ten minutes. Please call the transportation department so we can ascertain the exact route to be able to answer your question in more detail.

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School buses are overcrowded and dangerous for our children’s well being. I’m speaking for the high school buses in this case but in general they all should be looked at at every grade level. I understand running the buses at full capacity for cost savings but this is ridiculous. My kids are at the end of a route and can’t find seats then the bus driver yells at them and embarrasses them to all their peers. Now I have to drive them to school to avoid the nonsense then i hear from other parents they are doing the same thing. The number of parents driving their children is also ridiculous, have you seen the traffic in and out of campus in the mornings? Maybe, just maybe if you fixed the bus situation, there would be less parents driving their kids to school.

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We are not aware of any school bus that is overloaded. Please call the Transportation department so we can get the specific route numbers you are talking to about.

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