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Lagging Demand for Buses Saves Columbus District Money

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The Columbus, Ohio, district is essentially getting 17 new school buses free of charge because of the troubled economy.

Chief Operating Officer Larry Hoskins told the school board last week that weak demand for buses has resulted in a price drop. It means the school system can buy 137 buses with money that had been budgeted for 120 buses.

The district is paying $10.5 million for the new vehicles. About half of them will be delivered in June; the rest will come by the end of 2010.

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Vol. 28, Issue 19, Page 5

Published in Print: January 28, 2009, as Lagging Demand for Buses Saves Columbus District Money
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