School Bus Fleet

October 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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28 S C H O O L B U S F L E E T • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 M ore than a third (37%) of the districts re- turning to SBF's Top 100 School District Fleets list this year are running more routes buses than they were a year ago. On the other hand, a slightly smaller percentage (35%) of the returning districts are running fewer buses than they were a year ago. The other 26% of the feets that are back on the Top 100 list this year reported no change in their number of route buses. One of the biggest feet increases this year, in terms of number of route buses, was at Cobb Coun- ty School District in Marietta, Georgia. Cobb added 89 route buses this year, for a total of 1,000. In terms of percentage, one of the biggest feet in- creases in the Top 100 this year was at Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Georgia. Mus- cogee's number of route buses jumped from 231 last year to 271 this year — an increase of 17%. New to the Top 100 There are fve school districts in this year 's Top 100 that haven't been on the list before. • Houston County Schools in Warner Robins, Georgia, came in at No. 92 with 212 route buses. • Greece (N.Y.) Central School District joined the chart at No. 95 with 203 route buses. • Boulder (Colo.) Valley School District entered at No. 97 with 190 route buses. • Clear Creek Independent School District in League City, Texas, came in at No. 98 with 179 route buses. • Cleveland County Schools in Shelby, North Carolina, came in at No. 99 with 172 route buses. Should your feet be on the list? Help us to be as comprehensive as possible in compiling the Top 100 School District Fleets list. If your school district has about 140 or more school buses in route service (includ- ing any that are contracted), you should be in the running for the Top 100. Send an e-mail to with your dis- trict's name, number of route buses and contact informa- tion, and we'll send you the questionnaire when we're putting together the Top 100 list next year. SBF TOP 100 SCHOOL DISTRICT FLEETS Clark County School District in Las Vegas moved into the Top 5 in ridership this year with a daily load of 117,197 students. Top 5 in Ridership STUDENTS SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTED DAILY 1. New York City Department of Education. . . . . . . . . 153,359 2. Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133,845 3. Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools. . . . . . . . . . . 127,296 4. Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools . . . . . . . . . . 126,000 5. Clark County (Nev.) School District . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,197 SBF's Top 100 fnds that 37% of the school districts returning to the list are running more route buses this year, but a slightly smaller proportion — 35% — are running fewer buses. BY THOMAS MCMAHON, EXECUTIVE EDITOR Both Increases and Cuts Common in Big District Fleets Both Increases and Cuts Common in Big District Fleets Sponsored by:

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