School buses are lined for the start of school in Duval County Public Schools.School buses are lined for the start of school in Duval County Public Schools.
School buses are lined for the start of school in Duval County Public Schools. | News4Jax

Duval Schools aims to reduce bus delays

Published on November 8, 2023 at 11:31 am

Duval County Public Schools is switching its school bus service to address bus driver shortages and delays for students.

The district had contracted with both Student Transportation of America and Durham School Services for this school year.

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Starting next school year, DCPS will add a five-year contract with Durham from August 2024 through July 2029 after the Duval County School Board voted Tuesday. That contract has Durham taking over at least 220 school bus routes, according to the district. However, STA will still manage 452 routes under contract with the district.

An earlier version of this story suggested the school district dropped STA from all routes.

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author image author image Aaron Farrar joins News4Jax as a weekend morning reporter, after working a year at WFXR in Roanoke, Virginia, as a morning news reporter and primary fill-in anchor. Before that, he spent two years as a multimedia journalist at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
author image author image Aaron Farrar joins News4Jax as a weekend morning reporter, after working a year at WFXR in Roanoke, Virginia, as a morning news reporter and primary fill-in anchor. Before that, he spent two years as a multimedia journalist at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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