Arizona State Senator Sine Kerr on transforming student transportation policy

In Politics by Michael Rae

In 2022 Arizona adopted a new student transportation law to provide schools and families with more flexible busing options. The legislation will expand schools’ ability to use 11-to-15 passenger vans and eliminate the requirement that all drivers hold a commercial driver’s license, all while ensuring student safety.

Reason Foundation’s Ari DeWolf and Christian Barnard recently sat down with the bill sponsor, Arizona State Senator Sine Kerr, to discuss the new policy and how she believes removing unnecessary busing regulations will help families and schools across the state.

DeWolf: Before we talk about the substance of your K-12 transportation policy reform from