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Bus drivers will have their say at town hall meetings in Hillsborough

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Transportation town hall meetings are back in Hillsborough.

Hillsborough schools superintendent Jeff Eakins will hear directly from drivers in these three planned gatherings:

Tuesday, September 27, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Middleton High School, located at 4801 North 22ndStreet, Tampa

Tuesday, October 11, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Gaither High School, located at 16200 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa

Wednesday, October 12, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Brandon High School, located at 1101 Victoria Street, Tampa

The district has been working since late 2014 to overhaul its bus service, a costly endeavor that includes replacing hundreds of clunkers and improving the technology that gives drivers their routes. Separately, district leaders will explain to the School Board on Tuesday how they've reduced the cost of "courtesy busing" close to the schools, which was costing taxpayers nearly $10 million a year.

About 950 drivers work for the district, earning yearly salaries between $17,171 and $29,884. There is almost always a shortage. 

 

[Last modified: Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:49pm]

    

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