Privatization and Government Reform News: Rethinking K-12 transportation, water needs, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae


Innovators in Action: Rethinking K-12 Transportation

Whether K-12 transportation is handled in-house or outsourced to private companies, it typically uses large school buses that can often hold 50 or more students. In rural areas especially, traditional school buses can be unnecessarily costly as larger, often-unfilled, and less fuel-efficient vehicles struggle to handle routes where students live further apart. In Arizona, a state grant program aimed at improving K-12 school transportation had many rural families concerned about their lack of flexibility and options. State Senator Sine Kerr, a dairy farmer who represents a rural district, saw an opportunity to help fix