Why does it matter how kids get to school?

School bus ridership addresses a variety of major concerns.

Safety: School buses are the safest form of transportation for students – and many times safer than riding in the family car.

Traffic: Each school bus route takes approximately 36 cars off the road, morning and afternoon.  School buses mitigate congestion caused by parents dropping off and picking their kids up at school.  

Environment: By taking an average of 36 cars off the road for each route run, school buses drastically reduce emissions that stem not only from vehicles that drive to and from school, but also from vehicles that idle in front of or next to schools.

Equal Access to Education: For many American kids, school buses are the only way they can reliably, safely, and consistently get to and from school.