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School districts throughout New Jersey are forced to make budget cuts, and transportation particularly courtesy busing or non state-mandated busing, is usually targeted. As a result, school districts are reaching out for help with planning so students can safely walk and bike to school when busing is eliminated or reduced. Research was conducted to collect information on cost reductions in school transportation throughout school districts in New Jersey such as changes implemented, effects and reactions from the school community as well as steps taken once busing was reduced. Strategies and recommendations are suggested when courtesy busing is reduced or eliminated.
Read the full report: Confronting School Bus Cuts (PDF)