Bill would enable city buses to transport high schoolers | The Missouri Times

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Two PQs and two roll-call votes later, the Missouri House gave initial approval of legislation that would enable city buses to transport high schoolers.

Sponsored by Rep. Chuck Basye, HB 1366 would authorize school boards to contract with municipalities to transport high school students. The bill was amended in committee to require the presence of an adult supervisor and that seating be designated solely for the students. . . .

Supports argued that legislation will allow school districts to save money and make efficient use of public transit. They also pointed out city buses would be held to the same safety inspections as school buses.

Opponents said that school buses are safer for children and municipal buses.

MoBikeFed comment: The Missouri House has now passed this bill and it moves to the Senate.

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