My son rides bus No. 13 to West and, routinely, it's so crowded that kids have to ride three to a seat, which is pretty tight quarters for junior high school students. Can something be done about this?
Route 13 to West Junior High School uses a 78-passenger capacity bus, said Tom Bracciano, supervisor of transportation and safety for the school district. Riders on this route vary from 60 to 65 each day, he said. Although some students are required to ride three to a seat, Bracciano said, the bus is still within its capacity. The district plans to reduce the number of riders on Route 13 through route changes, which would not increase costs, he said.