Accelerating school bus driver shortages during the pandemic are crippling the single largest segment of the U.S. public transportation fleet and forcing districts to pay parents to drive their kids to class instead — and the U.S. may not be able to fill the gaps until these essential workers are finally given the wages, benefits and protections they deserve, advocates say.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission. The school bus industry is still calling for more relief funding from Congress to implement safety recommendations like these; learn more about their efforts and how you can support them here. Short trips. Masks for everyone. Far fewer passengers than […]