“While officials say they are doing what they can to mitigate the impact of bus driver shortages, districts from Gloversville to Shenendehowa are reporting signs of trouble. For instance, the Ballston Spa Central School District had to cut as many as four runs a day this week. The Gloversville Enlarged School District superintendent warned earlier this week of similar cancellations. The Duanesburg Central School District hasn’t cut routes but has seen some bus rides stretch from less than an hour to nearly an hour and a half as a result of consolidating routes. And even a large district like Shenendehowa, which pays new drivers more than $20 an hour and offers health and retirement benefits to drivers who put in at least 20 hours per week, is struggling to find people to sit behind the wheel.”
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Waite, Andrew. Schenectady Daily Gazette 23 September 2022.