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CHS to begin building new crosswalk near trail this spring

CHS to begin building new crosswalk near trail this spring

Rhea Acharya

January 24, 2019

During this spring and summer there will be construction at the trail end intersection as well as along 136th Street in order to allow for safer pedestrian traffic here. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation for the Carmel Clay Schools District, said, “(The construction will) provide a defined crosswalk that will have flashing lights that...

U.S. 31 road closing starts April 4, affects students’ jobs, bus routes

U.S. 31 road closing starts April 4,  affects students’ jobs, bus routes

News

March 27, 2014

Starting on April 4, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 31 between Old Meridian Street and 136th Street due to construction. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation for the Carmel Clay schools district, said, “The project from the northern limit straight down sout...

Transportation department adjusts to extended schedule

Beats

March 12, 2014

The transportation department has adjusted its schedule to accommodate the extended schedule, which began March 6, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “We had to adjust our start times to coincide with the school bell schedule. So just as you start early, we do too;...

Winter conditions cause bus malfunctions

Beats

March 1, 2014

Despite plugging the buses in every night, the transportation department still experiences delays and malfunctions due to the recent snow and extremely cold temperatures, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “During cold weather (below freezing) we plug our buses...

Transportation department considering adding buses to next year’s fleet

Beats

January 27, 2014

The transportation department’s plans for the 2015 fiscal year include consideration for adding buses, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “We have enough seating capacity on our bus fleet but we have a time problem in terms of getting students to school on time,...

Transportation department advises students to stay safe during winter weather

Beats

January 15, 2014

In light of the recent delays and school closings, Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, said students should exercise caution when getting on and off of the buses. “Ice is (a) big concern. (Students) need to make sure they are clear of the bus when waiting for pickup and when...

Transportation department prepares for winter, advises students to stay safe

Beats

November 19, 2013

The transportation department has begun plugging the buses in at night due to the colder temperatures, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “There’s not a lot of differences (with winter compared to other seasons) other than the bus drivers starting a little earlier...

Transportation department testing new cameras to monitor cars running stop arms

Beats

October 29, 2013

The transportation department is currently testing cameras that will take pictures of cars that run the stop arms, which are the stop signs on the side of the bus that open when the bus stops to let students on or off, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. The first of...

Transportation department to hire bus aides

Beats

October 15, 2013

To prepare for a normal turnover of bus aides, the transportation department is accepting applications for the position of a bus aide, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. Bus aides typically are on special needs buses to help; for example, they help with getting wheelchairs...

Transportation Department enacts policies to ensure accuracy

Beats

May 9, 2013

The Transportation Department instituted new guidelines for bus stop assignment changes and alternate pick-up and drop-off locations, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “The stop assignment change was made to assure student residency in the school district and individual...

Transportation Department still hiring more bus drivers

Beats

April 18, 2013

The Transportation Department continues to hire more bus drivers as advertised on its website, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “We are currently in pretty good shape for drivers,” Farrand said. “However, we continue to hire as we are experiencing our usual...

Transportation Department continues to look for new bus drivers

Beats

March 27, 2013

The Transportation Department plans to continue hiring new bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. According to Farrand, although the bus driver shortage has been resolved, the department continues to train new bus drivers due to normal fluctuations in bus driver...