by Gabriel Bugarin | Jan 21, 2022 |
Bus driver shortages continue to be an issue for districts across the country. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of available drivers was declining, often due to the lack of funding available for school transportation. During the pandemic, the operational issues surrounding driver shortages escalated due to drivers becoming ill or unwilling to risk exposure, while districts attempted to provide distanced seating and hybrid schedules.
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT), in collaboration with the US Department of Education (USDOE), has undertaken several measures to support solutions for operational challenges with bus driver labor shortages nationwide:
So, what other steps can schools and districts take to help address driver shortages? Implement a modern, ARP/ESSER-funding eligible transportation management software that assists with driver route assignments and bus route maintenance. In “Responding to Emergency Situations with a Modernized School Bus Routing System,” the Travel Tracker team demonstrates how to combine routes in a single click.
Contact us to see firsthand how Travel Tracker-Routing is an easy, effective, and modern solution to manage your driver assignments and bus routes.