- I'd love to see a thoughtful examination of JCPS accident statistics for the last five or ten years with an analysis of who was at fault, the factors that caused the accidents, and the length of the route of the bus involved.
- EVERY bus should have the JCPS transportation phone number on the side and back with an advertisement or sticker advising people to call if they see any problems with the bus, the way it is being driven, or the route.
- Every change to a bus route, time, or number should be communicated via e-mail or text alerts. My daughter's bus time changed to five minutes earlier, resulting in us almost missing her bus. The only communication per the depot was a flyer sent home in the evenings.
- Bus finder should have both pickup and approximate arrival times. Lack of arrival times is problematic for parents trying to arrange child care or to meet the child at the bus stop.
- Bus finder should also indicate the entire route and the addresses of the bus compounds that your child's bus may go to.
- Serious thought needs to be given to the number of routes that require bus drivers to cross busy four lane roads such as Hurstbourne Lane without a traffic light. I have no idea how many accidents result from this type of situation, but given that buses are on the road the same time as rush hour traffic, forcing bus drivers to carry a semi-load of kids across busy highways like this seems like a recipe for disaster.
What suggestions would you make for transportation