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Boston has enough buses to cover all routes

August 26, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Boston school officials say all bus routes have been covered a day after hundreds of charter school and special education students were stranded because there weren’t enough drivers.

About 400 charter school and special education students who started classes Monday were stranded when there were not enough drivers to fill 175 routes.

A school department spokesman says the number of routes was consolidated to about 150 for Tuesday, and more drivers showed up for work. Some drivers did more than one route and some supervisors helped out. Some buses were late.

Officials had told parents to prepare alternate transportation arrangements, just in case.

Bus drivers are seeking a new contract. A wildcat driver strike last October stranded thousands of children.

Traditional public schools open next week.

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