Safety issues plague Minnesota's largest school bus provider

 

November 5, 2019

Star Tribune file

First Student's failure rate of 12% exceeded the statewide average. As a result, 141 buses from its fleet of 1,160 were pulled from the road until the repairs were addressed.

Nearly 1 in 8 school buses operated by First Student, Minnesota's largest student transportation company, failed to meet state safety standards this year.

First Student's failure rate of 12% exceeded the statewide average of 9%, according to the latest inspection data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. As a result, 141 buses from First Student's fleet of 1,160 were pulled from the road until the repairs were addressed.

http://www.startribune.com/failed-school-bus-inspections-raise-concern/564373582/


 

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