Video: A Brief History of the School Bus
Why are school buses yellow? How many miles to the gallon does the average school bus get? How many miles does the average school bus travel?
Why are school buses yellow? How many miles to the gallon does the average school bus get? And how many miles does the average school bus travel?
In 1992, John Merrow, education correspondent for PBS' NewsHour, immersed himself with school bus riders and drivers. Around that time, Houston's school buses got a whopping seven miles to the gallon and traveled over 15 million miles each year \n—and today, it's not much better.
Most school districts still rely on this outdated and resource-zapping mode of transportation, with the age of a school bus in the Los Angeles Unified School District averaging 17 years and still still lacking basic things like seat belts. Meanwhile, a school district in Arizona recently equipped its fleet with Wi-Fi.
Are you familiar with other cities doing similarly innovative things involving student transport?