Pinckney joins regional bus plan

PINCKNEY, Mich. - Pinckney Community Schools has become the fourth school district in Livingston County to join a consolidated busing program operated by the Livingston Educational Service Agency, according to the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Pinckney currently contracts with First Student Inc. to provide bus service; drivers who work on Pinckney routes will have the opportunity to apply to LESA, the Press & Argus reported. The district could save an estimated $175,000 through the new contract, according to the report.

The new arrangement will include changing the timing of the runs so that more students can be on any given bus, the Press & Argus reported.

Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Pinckney OKs consolidation plan for buses," March 20, 2010

Michigan Capitol Confidential, "Cost-Cutting Options Written Out of Kent ISD Contract," March 19, 2010