EducationTaken For A Ride

Taken For A Ride: Fewer Players, Bigger Budgets

·By Katherine Poythress

flickr: Rosa Say

Hawaii used to have dozens of school bus contractors, but now there are only 12 — and one dominates.

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1.The $5 million and $49 million figures cited here are merely the state general fund appropriations for student transportation, and do not include federal funds, which this year contributed another $23 million to running school bus operations.