Spring is in the air, and that means the transportation department can breathe a sigh of relief. After a long winter that brought a lot of snow, driving conditions for bus drivers are beginning to get better.
Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, said the snow makes everyone nervous.
“Everyone definitely has to be a little more careful during the winter,” Farrand said. “Especially when there is a lot of snow.”
Although Farrand said that the bus drivers are always careful when transporting kids to and from school, the snow melting means they will have more control of the bus. Thus, the drivers can afford to relax a little bit.
“I always feel safe when I’m riding the bus,” sophomore Blake Meyer said. “But the snow melting means I can worry even less about the road conditions.”
Meyer said that he also likes it when the snow melts because his bus is never late in the spring.
“Sometimes, because of the traffic snow causes, my bus is a couple of minutes late,” Meyer said. “But it’s always on time when there is no snow.” By Charlie Browning <email@example.com>