• Pittsburgh considering changes to school bus use amid driver shortage

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    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Schools may soon be forced to cut some of its bus routes due to a driver shortage.

    11 Investigates has been reporting on the driver shortage for two years, and now it’s starting to impact the region’s largest city.

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    The district told Channel 11 it is looking at several options, which include having students who attend Pittsburgh Arlington K-8 and several other schools walk to class.

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    Another option is to shift students from Pittsburgh Carrick High School, CAPA, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy and Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8 onto Port Authority buses.


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    Finally, district leaders are considering adjusting start times at some schools to reduce the demand on buses.

    “We are currently seeking input from families directly impacted by the proposed changes via a survey. We have also held stakeholder meetings with the District’s Parent Advisory Committee and principals of impacted schools,” the district said in a statement to Channel 11.


     

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