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Posted August 20, 2014

APS Faces Bus Driver Shortage

We're working with contractors & the state to resolve issue

Albuquerque Public Schools Acting Superintendent Ruben Hendrickson addressed reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 20, to ask for their help in getting information out about a shortage of bus drivers in the city.

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Hendrickson told them that the district’s 15 bus contractors have informed student transportation officials that they are experiencing about a 10 percent shortage of bus drivers. The district is working with the contractors to use drivers and buses more efficiently by reorganizing routes and stops so that students get to and from school on-time each day.

He emphasized that the vast majority of the 41,000 APS students transported each day are getting to school and home without any issue. Schools and the district’s transportation office have been in contact with those families who may be impacted by the driver shortage.

We will continue to work closely with the State Transportation Office and bus contractors to resolve these issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this has created for our students and families. 

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