Transportation Statistics

General Information

  • Wayne Township Transportation transports over 10,000 students to and from school each day.
  • Wayne Township school buses are equipped with GPS (global positioning satellite) to help provide parents with real time access to the location of their child’s bus.
  • Wayne Township has 196 buses and support vehicles in its fleet.
  • Wayne Township buses run about 580 routes each day.
  • Wayne Township buses make about 6,549 stops each day.
  • Wayne Township runs 114 buses each day.
  • Wayne Township operates 30 propane buses each day.
  • Buses consume over 650,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually.
  • Wayne Township buses travel in excess of 1.4 million miles each year.
  • Each driver must possess a CDL (commercial driving license) with an “S” endorsement (school bus) and a “P” endorsement (passenger).
  • Buses must pass a state police inspection each year.
  • Buses must pass a pre-trip inspection each day prior to departure.

Safety & Efficiency

  • A school bus is the safest way to get to and from school, nearly 10 times safer than traveling in a passenger vehicle, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Buses use their eight-way light system and stop arm when picking up and dropping off students. Corner stops allow ample time for the driver to activate the yellow warning lights before getting to the stop.
  • Bus drivers, especially substitutes, can see corner stops much more easily than house numbers so they can keep their focus on their driving.
  • Ride times for students are shorter if buses are kept on main roads and are not sent down every street.  Route changes for new students can be more easily accommodated whens stops are at corners.
  • Minimizing stops will also reduce costs for fuel as well as wear and tear on buses.
  • Students should never run after the bus.  Please plan ahead and allow sufficient time to get to the bus stop.