Boston School Officials to Propose New Bus Company

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

After two years of chronically late buses, school officials in Boston are planning to recommend a new transportation company to oversee daily operations of the city’s more than 700 school buses starting next fall.

The recommendation calls for awarding a five-year contract to Veolia Transportation Inc., based in Lombard, Ill. The proposal, which follows two rounds of public bidding, will be presented to the School Committee Wednesday night.

In addition to the committee, the contract requires the approval of Mayor Thomas M. Menino. If approved, it would replace the School Department’s current contract with First Student after it expires on June 30.

Veolia beat out three other bidders, including First Student.

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