Mo. City, Schools Consider Bus Collaboration

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

City and Columbia Public Schools officials said there is potential for better collaboration that might allow Columbia Transit buses to handle some transportation needs for middle and high school students.

The idea spurred discussion yesterday at a joint meeting of the Columbia and Boone County governments and Columbia Public Schools. Members of the Columbia City Council, Boone County Commission and Columbia Board of Education took part, as did Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes and schools Superintendent Chris Belcher.

Belcher said using public transportation to move students likely would not be popular with parents of elementary school students, but he said it might be useful for older students, especially those who take part in after-school activities.

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