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Brendan Fitzpatrick

September 22, 2023

Framingham Schools Still Short on Bus Drivers

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FRAMINGHAM - Framingham Public Schools continues to feel the brunt of bus driver shortages.

At the School Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 20, Executive Director of Finance and Operations Lincoln Lynch reported that NRT Bus Inc.—the company that the city is contracted with to provide transportation to and from schools—is still providing 57 drivers in Framingham. That’s 20 drivers short of what the mutual contract calls for, and it’s remained at that count for weeks.

As a result of the driver shortages, hundreds of Framingham families have been left without an assigned bus route to begin the school year.

Lynch added that the city and NRT are working together to try and solve the problems. In the meantime, school officials are attempting to draw up more efficient routes while registering more students for the buses that are running.

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