Tuesday, November 28, 2006

School Bus Maintenance

I know I touched on this back in September with THIS post, and I also know that since then Channel 13 did a big story on School Bus Maintenance. But there is something that I see every day that really makes me scratch my head.

First, please know that I will NEVER claim that I understand what the maintenance people at the bus garage go through in order to try to keep our school buses running. But what makes me scratch my head is this. As an automobile driver one of the things that I make sure I keep an eye on are my vehicle lights, to make sure that they are all working properly I check them on a regular basis. But every morning for the past few weeks I have noticed a TPS bus drive by my home that has more lights that are not working. I'm not talking about headlights, those are both fine, but the lights I'm talking about are VERY obvious and it's easy to see that they are not working and are not something that could easily missed.

Maybe the bus driver has turned in a report that they have lights that aren't working and are just waiting for someone to fix them? I'm unsure as to why they've been in a nonworking condition for so long. But it makes me wonder, if something as simple as lights aren't being checked and/or taken care of, what more serious things also are being ignored? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

And if you want to pass along the info to the bus garage, the bus I'm talking about is bus #598. And if I notice that the lights are in working order again, I'll be sure to let you know!


Hooda Thunkit said...


You are very observant..., and you have good instincts.

You know, sometimes when something simple is reported repeatedly and not fixed, sometimes the person doing the reporting just gives up.

Or, when the budget is sooo tight that you can't buy light bulbs, you might wonder what else isn't being attended to...

Both above stories are definite possibilities, as are many more; the sad thing is, that the problems always get prompt attention right after someone gets hurt or killed. . .

Kate said...

Jo - if you don't get any information, see the bus w/lights working etc. have you thought about contacting a local tv station?

I don't watch much, but I remember reading on one of their websites an 'on your side' kind of thing.