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Transportation

Gregg Roth
Transportation Director

  Transportation Phone Number:  419-331-4135

  • 28 staff members received over 224 accumulative hours of in-service education last year
  • 25 drivers have a total of 210 years of experience
  • 1 mechanic has 20 years of experience
  • 1 secretary has 18 years of experience
  • 1 supervisor has 25 years of experience
  • The department is staffed 11 hours a day
  • Weather conditions are checked every morning prior to 6:00 am
  • New drivers train about 50 hours to become a bus driver
  • 38 vehicles are maintained: 26 buses, 2 vans, 4 maintenance vehicles, 1 band truck and 5 driver education cars
  • Bus drivers drive over 255,000 miles annually
  • 45,000 gallons of fuel were used last year
  • 19 buses are dispatched daily
  • 2,081 bus stops are made daily
  • 1,600 miles are traveled by the buses daily
  • 1,500 students are transported daily
  • 63 railroad crossings are made daily
  • Elida buses transport students to 15 school buildings and serve 4 daycare facilities
  • Each bus is inspected: daily by the driver and weekly by the mechanic
  • 4 safety drills are conducted yearly per route
  • Every eligible rider is given safety instruction annually
  • Average age of the bus fleet is 10 years old with the oldest being 16 years old. 

 

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