U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that Gainesville will receive the money to purchase new buses.
LaHood says this will lead to hiring workers, and those workers can then put their money back into the economy. However, some people who use the RTS bus system don't feel that it's the buses that need improvement.
According to the Department of Transportation, as many as nine new buses will be purchased.
- New Fare Boxes In RTS Buses
- Gainesville Gets New Buses
- Two Stolen School Buses from Alachua County Found Near Jacksonville
- High Fuel Costs Cause School Buses To Scale Back Their Routes
- Two Buses Stolen From Alachua County School District Lot
- Keeping RTS Buses En Route
- Fewer Buses May Cause More Problems
- Alachua County Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Illegal Passing of School Buses
- Marion County parents concerned about late buses
- ASO helps parent catching drivers passing school buses