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Rogers Looks To Bigger Buses As Student Population Grows

Posted: March 24, 2014 at 5:01 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Carl Landis checks fluid levels on one of the buses on Friday at the Rogers Public Schools Services Offices. Many districts are ordering bigger buses to accommodate increasing student populations.

Yellow school buses will get even bigger in Rogers in the next few years.

FAST FACTS

Bus Riders

Parents save money when children ride the school bus, according to the American School Bus Council.

• The average school bus travels 12,000 miles a year and transports 54 students.

• Parents save 346 miles daily in the United States by putting children on the bus.

• Schools pay an average of $122 per child, per year in fuel to get children to school.

Source: American School Bus Council

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