BOSTON The Boston Public School system is reportedly doing a better job getting students to class on time, compared to last school year.
The Boston Globe reports that since the third week of classes, at least 91 percent of buses have been on time, compared to less than 80 percent last fall.
The school department added 500 routes this year to improve arrival times.
Last year, many routes didn’t schedule time between stops or had drivers dropping kids off at the same time they were scheduled to start their next route.
“We keep getting better,” Carl Allen, the transportation director for Boston Public Schools, told The Boston Globe. “The late buses we do see are because of traffic or the occasional accident, road construction or an issue with a student.”
The bus drivers union is not completely pleased. It has filed two class-action grievances against constant changes to bus routes.