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THE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT GATEWAY TO EDUCATION KEEPING KIDS SAFE. The Importance of School Buses. The nation’s fleet of 480,000 Yellow School Buses provides safe and environmentally friendly transportation to 26 million children every day.

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THE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS

HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

GATEWAY TO EDUCATION

KEEPING KIDS SAFE

the importance of school buses
The Importance of School Buses
  • The nation’s fleet of 480,000 Yellow School Buses provides safe and environmentally friendly transportation to 26 million children every day

There are more school buses than planes, trains and transit buses combined

Every school bus reduces traffic by 36 cars

why ride the bus
Why Ride the Bus?

Reduced Pollution & Costs

Reduced Traffic

Equal Access

Parental Needs

Safest Vehicles

Dedicated Professionals

Help the Environment

Gateway to Education

Keep Kids Safe

what if
What if?

What if the school buses that are on the road today weren’t on the road?

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What if?

What if the school buses that are on the road today weren’t on the road?

  • School Buses keep an estimated 17.3 million cars off roads surrounding schools each morning
  • Carpooling to school creates
    • Unnecessary vehicle idling
    • Higher emissions
    • Wasted fuel and money
    • Safety concerns
school bus fuel savings
School Bus Fuel Savings

= 300,000 Tankers

For 180 day school year, National fuel savings:

2.3 BILLION gallons

6.0 BILLION dollars

= 27 Super Tankers

1 Bus = 36 Cars

equal access a step toward academic achievement
Equal Access: A Step Toward Academic Achievement

Based on ASBC Research

Parents Agree…

The school bus is the only reliable form of transportation for many students, and without it, the ability of all students to accessthe education system is limited

Parents Agree…

Convenience and cost savings are key attributes

of the school bus

Parents Agree…

If bus service ceased, the student achievement of millions of school children would probably decline

Parents Agree…

Without the yellow school bus service, it’s very likely that a large number of students would be absent more often

the yellow school bus is a gateway to education
The Yellow School Bus is a Gateway to Education
  • We all want children to stay in school
  • All children deserve an education
  • If the Yellow School Bus is at risk, the opportunity for all children to access education is at risk
safe transportation
Safe Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation statistics confirm that school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school

In particular, students are 44 times more likely to arrive at school alive if they take the bus rather than if they drive or ride with friends

Reference: Special Report 269, The Relative Risks of School Travel” published by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, 2002

safe vehicles
Safe Vehicles

School buses are designed specifically to protect students on and off the bus with special safety features not available on any other vehicle

Safety features of school buses include:

Color

Size and height

Reinforced sides

Flashing red lights

Cross view mirrors

Crossing & stop sign arms

Flashing Red lights

Size & Height

Crossview

Mirrors

Walkgate

Reinforced

Sides

Stoparm

Sign

why is the yellow school bus important
Why is the Yellow School Bus Important?
  • Reduce the number of cars

and the pollution they produce

  • Equal access to education

for all children

  • Safest way to transport

childrento and from school

Help the Environment

Gateway to Education

Keep Kids Safe