Another Side of the Bus Business

Written By: LaJuan Bobo - November 9th, 2018

Buses come in many shapes, sizes, and — importantly — colors, and each different type of bus has its own uses and its own set of rules and regulations.

The pupil transportation community has the yellow variety of bus — namely, the school bus. But there are circumstances when non-yellow buses come into play in the transportation of students.

For instance, in some cities, older students utilize transit buses to get to and from school, sometimes with passes provided by the school district.

As another example, motorcoaches are often employed to transport students on longer activity trips, although the practice has its detradctors among school bus advocates.

There are also buses that are built to school bus standards but aren’t yellow — and don’t have stop arms and flashing lights. Multifunction school activity buses (also known by the unwieldy acronym “MFSAB”) are often used for field trips and athletic excursions.  You see these buses used at daycares, churches, and YMCA’s and are many times white in color, depending on their size.

So whether you want to see another side of the bus world or you prefer to stick to the yellow realm, there is a bus, new or used, out there to cover your facilities' specific needs.

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