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Driver Shortage Now Causing Drastic Measures At TCAPS

Oct. 16, 2021

The shortage of school bus drivers has worsened so much that Traverse City Public Schools now says the district has reduced routes, lengthened ride times, and increased the number of riders on each bus. Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner also adds in a message to parents, "As we enter the cold and flu season, we know maintaining our regular transportation services may become impossible."

He adds that the district has joined others in reaching out to the Governor’s office for relief on the issue. The district has also increased the hourly wage for school bus drivers and developed incentives in an effort to recruit more drivers. TCAPS has 13 openings for drivers. 

There is also now a transporation survey online for TCAPS parents here.

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