Tomorrow, August 19th, Hillsborough county school bus drivers will be testing out their scheduled bus routes. They will be seeing if there are kinks in the route, so that they can work them out before they actually have to pick-up students on Monday morning.
In the past, bus drivers have been able to run their bus routes at any time that was convenient. That often meant that bus routes were tested during late morning hours, or even Saturday, when traffic was at a minimum. This year transportation director John Franklin wants to test the system under actual conditions and that means running 1,100 buses during early morning and mid-afternoon traffic.
Hillsborough County Public Schools uses 1,100 buses to transport approximately 90,000 students each school day.