Is it time to have school busses in Palo Alto
Original post made by Bus the Kids on Nov 20, 2013
And many kids aren't biking to school, but are driven. Getting all the parents that drive their kids to school off the roads would take a lot of pressure off of rush hour. How about it? School busses for Palo Alto?
on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Assuming that each bus costs $50,000 to $70,000, and a bus driver will likely cost from $70,000 to $100,000 a year to hire--and remembering that a bus can only hold 40-50 kids, what kind of yearly expenditure for this program are you prepared to see?
Why not do the math, and get back to us.
on Nov 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm
Wow $100K a year for a part time job? Pretty sweet!
How much is a child's life worth? We're going to be looking at gridlock at Page Mill and El Camino and East Charleston and El Camino. Seems like it's worth thinking about how to eliminate some of those cars dropping off kids each morning. Have you seen the backup at Hoover for example?
on Nov 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Why not restrict motor vehicle traffic during bike commute hours instead? Just close the road for a hour in the morning and afternoon and let the students bike to school. Biking is still better than waiting for stinking school buses.