Three weeks into the school year, some families are still expressing concerns about their students getting to and from school. District Administrators say the EMTA has already adjusted multiple routes, even adding a route for students of Harding Elementary School.
Officials say that because EMTA is a public bus system, they cannot reserve the buses for students. Anyone can ride, adding to the number of passengers. William Samec, Parent and Erie Resident says, “The amount of students that are on these buses… [my daughter is] telling me that these students are actually standing up.”
Superintendent Brian Polito says everything is under control. “As of today, I think we have all of these overcrowding issues worked out. The EMTA has been adjusting the routes over the last two weeks as weeks as we’ve identified more areas that need more buses.”
The district says they’re working with the EMTA to make sure that the buses are running on time for all students.