New Buses Ordered to Fix Transportation Issues

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PANAMA CITY - School board members discussed some of the problems with the school buses and they include the late delivery of students.

The board approved the transportation department to buy seven new buses using a million dollars set aside in the budget that passed earlier this month.

The new buses will have 77 seats instead of the standard 71 that they currently have. They'll run on diesel fuel.

Some school officials would like the district to consider alternative fuel options in the future.

"Buses aren't something that you just up and decide to throw a million dollars at. So there needs to be some consideration and my thoughts are that we need to be looking forward and not at the present and start looking at some of the greener kinds of options," said School Board Member, Ginger Littleton.

The new buses are due to arrive in Bay County in the next few months.

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