Pittsburgh Public Schools bus shortage

Students at Pittsburgh Public Schools will return to class this year as usual, while the district scatters to provide enough transportation.

A bus shortage that Theodore Vasser, the Director of Pupil Transportation says is due to competition concerns parents.

“Once you get a Commercial Driver’s License, there are so many other alternatives to do with that license,” Vasser said.

 According to WPXI, “companies such as Port Authority, FedEx and other trucking companies pay more than the $14 to $16 an hour that the school district pays.”

 4,600 high school students are now forced to used public transportation to get to school.

 “We’re trying every which way to get drivers,” Vasser said.

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