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Facts About Triad Transportation and Busing

posted Sep 1, 2016, 5:13 AM by TCUSD Webmaster

Did you know that there are more than 3400 bus eligible students in the Triad district?  During the 2015-16 school year our buses traveled nearly 700,000 miles driving students to and from school.  The Triad district prides itself on running a safe and efficient transportation department made up of 26 buses running daily morning and afternoon routes.  Triad has contracted First Student Inc. to run its 10 special education bus routes.  

The following chart shows what districts in Madison County spent per student in transportation costs during fiscal year 2015:

Transportation Costs per student for 2016.JPG

One item of note from this chart is that districts that run their own fleet of buses for regular transportation such as Triad, Bethalto and Roxana seem to be able to keep the cost per student lower than those districts that hire other companies to drive their students in most cases.  Other factors like square miles of the district, number of students transported, number of special education transportation-eligible students, and number of buses purchased during the fiscal year impact transportation costs.   

Bus drivers in the Triad district have a beginning salary of  $15.10 per hour and substitute drivers earn $14.00 per hour.  Bus drivers average between three to six hours of work per day.  The Triad District is always in need of additional drivers.  If you are interested in becoming a bus driver, please contact the Triad transportation department at 667-8551 x.1208.