The benefits of the pupil transportation policy reforms in Arizona’s SB 1630

In Politics by Michael Rae

Some of Arizona’s highest-quality schools are unable to offer pupil transportation thanks to well-meaning but antiquated state law. Additionally, many of Arizona’s public schools cannot meet the geographic diversity of their students’ transportation needs through traditional 60-foot yellow school buses. These buses are expensive to acquire, operate, and maintain, and require a driver with a commercial driver’s license. Smaller, lower-cost vehicles would help students living in rural, geographically diverse areas of the state, but also assist urban families who have the opportunity to attend a school that is miles across town.

Senate Bill 1630 would make the following improvements to