Miami-Dade board votes down transportation outsourcing study

Friday, October 18, 2013

Amid protests from hundreds of bus drivers and aides, the Miami-Dade School Board on Wednesday voted down a controversial proposed transportation outsourcing study.

Board members voted 8 to 1 against the proposal from Carlos Curbelo, who stressed that he was only asking for a study, of which the results weren’t predetermined. But his colleagues said the district already knows its transportation costs—down to $69 million from about $83 million three years ago—are by comparison less than Duval County’s privatized services.

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