Boston school officials announced this afternoon they have enough drivers and supervisors to cover all of the 155 routes for school dismissal and buses should run on time.
The announcement comes after another hectic morning of school transportation. The Boston School Department eventually got all of its buses on the road, but some ran as much as an hour late.
School officials took to Twitter and the department’s website to keep parents posted on the status of each morning bus run. The events unfolded a day after dozens of buses failed to show up or arrived late to bus stops amid a contract dispute with the bus drivers union, stranding hundreds of students.
“We managed to patch things together but it was very close, and far too many routes were significantly delayed,” Lee McGuire, a School Department spokesman, said in an e-mail. “Families had to face far too much uncertainty this morning. The union assured us that drivers would be here, and for a second day, not enough people decided to drive. This has to change.”
In a statement, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he is “incredibly frustrated” by the problems. He said he is monitoring the negotiations between the contractor that runs the bus system and the union.
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