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Old 01-31-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Well I was an hour late for work today, and must have noticed about 40-50 of those small buses on my four mile drive to the parkway. Where did they all come from ? Why are they needed ? I know they are used to transport special needs children , but the number I saw today seemed excessive.
I have seen a few in the past, but never never so many at one time. I did notice a few larger buses, so I know those are still around.
I'm sure all these buses are driving our taxes even higher... does anyone know why they appear everywhere now ?
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Default Must be a company lot nearby.

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Well I was an hour late for work today, and must have noticed about 40-50 of those small buses on my four mile drive to the parkway. Where did they all come from ? Why are they needed ? I know they are used to transport special needs children , but the number I saw today seemed excessive.
I have seen a few in the past, but never never so many at one time. I did notice a few larger buses, so I know those are still around.
I'm sure all these buses are driving our taxes even higher... does anyone know why they appear everywhere now ?
They all get dispatched from one place, so you were probably caught just as they were leaving the yard.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Long Island has a large population of special needs kids
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:06 AM
 
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Special Education children get a small bus.Kids who go to parochial school get a small bus.Kids going to private school get a small bus.Kids coming from shelters get a small bus.Kids who's parents **** and moan load enough get a small bus.The list goes on.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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I think they also try to jam the smaller buses full instead of driving a larger bus which is half full. Guess it saves on gas and time.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:43 AM
 
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Little busses= special needs children.
Large busses= the normals.



It's not even worth explaining.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I took the short bus to high school. It was because there were only 2 of us on the bus route. Actually there were a handful more at our stops but I guess they were too embarrassed. The driver was also from the same block.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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Parochial school kids get small buses depending on the amount of pickups. Ours used to be a half empty big bus but when the gas went up and up, they switched to a small bus which is full.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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Huntington Coach Has a huge fleet of them as do other bus cos. as well
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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I ride the short bus, aka Long Island Railroad.
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