North Carolina bill would cut funds for school buses

Thursday, May 29, 2014

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would reduce funds for school buses over the next five years.

The House bill would limit the number of spare buses and their replacement parts, while revising the state inspection process for school bus maintenance.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Julia Howard (R-Davie, Forsyth), says the legislation would make school bus operations more efficient, while saving about $19 million in recurring funds over the years.

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