Scrap the Provision of School Buses

They are loss making and not required. It is the responsibility of parents to deliver their children to school. Not that of the taxpayer

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Scrap the school buses, reduce the size of the bus fleet and the number of drivers required, then save us some real money! 

by Hard_Pressed_Taxpayer on April 12, 2017 at 04:28PM

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  • Posted by madeleine April 12, 2017 at 16:42

    A simpler solution is to privatise/sell off the bus service. Government can insist certain rural and school services are kept as part of the conditions. Of course, a bus service for schoolchildren should be provided for those in rural areas.
  • Posted by OldSailor April 12, 2017 at 16:59

    yes, break up monopolies and privatise. ✅
  • Posted by Maclirmanannan April 12, 2017 at 20:56

    Happy to support scrapping within 1 mile radious from school. I'm sure that will SAVE plenty & possibly reduce need for so many double deckers - only time I've noticed they are full is with school kids!
  • Posted by MrBill April 12, 2017 at 21:19

    I like the idea but Mr Cregeen the DEC Minister hasn't really got a good track record with dealing with bus issues.

    Worth a look into though.
  • Posted by George April 15, 2017 at 18:33

    But if you want the parents to work and contribute towards the economy won't this have a detrimental effect? Not everyone has the flexibility to start work later to drop children to school and pick them up when working a 9-5 job! I agree that if it's within a 1 mile radius they should be walking.
  • Posted by charlie April 18, 2017 at 23:04

    How would you solve the drop off and congestion problems for schools with inadequate parking? How would you solve the problem of siblings attending different schools but having to be at school for the same time? How would Parents who both work get their kids to and from school?
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