“With the addition of 45 new school buses, the Department of Public Works will have about 165 buses on the street. The new buses will help ensure we’re able to get our students to and from school in a safe and timely manner.”
– Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
27 buses added to DPW fleet, 18 more in August
The Department of Public Works will be able to better accommodate the more than 170 school bus routes that serve our island thanks to the addition of 27 new buses to its fleet. The buses were unveiled during a presentation held today at Adelup. An additional 18 buses are expected by August.
“We’ve worked hard and we’ll continue working hard to build and maintain a bus fleet that serves the needs of our island’s students,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo said.
The island’s school bus system currently serves about 31,000 students each day. The new buses will be distributed among the island’s eight bus substations, which provide busing for the different areas throughout the island.
Glenn Leon Guerrero, DPW director, said that DPW’s maintenance crew helps keep buses running. This morning, DPW had about 120 buses up and running.
“I have to say great job to you guys,” Leon Guerrero stated, adding his thanks to the bus drivers. “You all are the ones who transport students to and from school safely. I’m glad that we’re able to deliver the tools you need to get the job done.”
In addition to these 45 buses, DPW anticipates purchasing about 5 more buses using using unspent funds from previous year’s budgets.