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the ninth consecutive year, Montgomery Public Schools Transportation Department
passed its annual bus inspection with flying colors with only seven of 264
buses being tagged for repairs. That resulted in a deficiency rating of 3.3
percent – the Alabama Department of Education considers anything under a 10
percent deficiency excellent.
am very proud of our transportation department," said MPS Superintendent Barbara
W. Thompson. "We have an excellent group of professionals who understand the
importance of their work and it shows in an outstanding safety record. Director
Michael Cox and his staff are to be commended for their efforts and their
contributions to our students"
16,000 students are transported each school day – about half of the MPS total
student population. The system's buses travel more than 4.8 million miles –
equivalent to more than 8.5 round trips from earth to the moon – each year.
have an outstanding group of drivers and mechanics," said Director Cox. "I am
especially proud of Mr. Willie James Thomas and Larry Humphries in the shop.
They head a great team of professionals who are dedicated to the safety of
eight deficiencies on the seven buses (including an oil leak and an air leak)
were immediately repaired.
Parents may get information on transportation routes by calling the Bus Hotline at 334-223-6900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Montgomery Public School System