School bus routes in Seattle are changing to make sure students are safer, according to news reports.
The Seattle school district is taking nearly 80 buses off the routes, saving about $4 million in two years, according to news reports. The school bus change will make routes shorter, making the longest ride for students about 25 minutes.
More than 19,000 students through eighth grade are assigned buses, according to news reports. Another 7,500 middle and high schoolers will use public transportation, flashing their school-issued ORCA cards.
The change will leave many kids near schools without a bus, and they will have to walk to school. However, if the walk is too far or not safe, some elementary school students will be able to walk to a community bus stop where they can catch a school bus, according to news reports.
There will also be more than 100 intersections with crossing guards to make sure students walking to school are safe.
Parents are encouraged to help make sure their students routes are safe.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m glad to hear that the school district is focusing on school bus safety. I urge parents to help make sure their child’s route is safe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.