North Transportation Complex
601 S. 29th St.
Fort Pierce, Fl. 34947
Phone: (772) 340-7120
Fax: (772) 468-5122
South Transportation Complex
325 N.W. Commerce Park Dr.
Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986
Phone: (772) 340-7120
Fax: (772) 785-6624
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Yellow Bus Statistics
Yellow school bus transportation is the safest, most economical and friendly method of transporting Florida's school children.
Every day Florida parents send almost a million of their children to a local school bus stop... with peace of mind. The school transportation community in Florida has earned the rights of trust because:
According to the last National Safety Council findings, Yellow School buses are:
The Department of Transportation requires many additional safety features be built into every school bus which are not found on any other public or private vehicle.
Make the Right Choice
School bus drivers are required by law to receive more training than any other driver in the State. A School bus driver receives training in student management and first aid. A school bus driver's background is checked by the Department of Justice and/or the FBI prior to receiving a license to drive a school bus. School bus stops are strictly regulated by laws. Procedures to load and unload the students are also regulated by laws. School bus drivers are regulated by hundreds of additional laws governing the operation and maintenance of a school bus. School Bus drivers receive so much original and continual training, that a school bus driver can legally drive any bus on the roadways.
Public transit bus drivers are not required by law to undergo a criminal background check before/after driving the bus. Public transit bus drivers are not required to be trained on how to care and handle YOUR child. Imagine placing your young child on a city bus with a bus load of strange adults, in a bus that stops to load and unload everywhere in the city, where your child can get off the bus at any location with any person.
Your Personal Family Car
It's the law!
Florida's school transportation system is the 5th largest mass transportation system in the nation. Over 458,000 school buses provide approximately 1.1 million passenger rides each school day. On an annual basis Florida school buses travel over 303 million miles.
The state provides about 53% of the money actually used to transport students which results in school districts funding school bus transportation out of district budgets.
Student enrollment transported on Florida School buses is 42%, the National average is 54%, about 10 billion children and 20 billion boardings and deboardings annually.
Did you realize....? School enrollment in the United States will increase 33 percent between 1990 and 2030. This will add 4 million additional children by 2005 and 15 million by 2030.
The school transportation industry provides over 10 billion students rides annually--this is the largest form of public transportation in the United States.
There are over 400,000 school buses operating each school day in the United States.
School bus drivers log over 4.3 billion miles each school year.
There are over 50 million children in public and private schools--yellow school buses transport half of this number every day.
The Accident and injury rate of yellow school buses in the United States makes the Yellow School Bus the safest ride in America!