Written by Farmingdale Observer Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 25 January 2014 00:00
Farmingdale School officials recently discussed the district’s new bus contractor, whose services were acquired after the previous transportation, Atlantic Express, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and liquidated its assets.
“Our contract was awarded to Educational Bus Inc. and without question they are the company that we were hoping that we would get,” said Farmingdale Assistant Superintendent Barbara Horsley. “They are a local area company, so they know our district. They work with the Massapequa School District and now they are working with us...over the holidays they spent a lot of energy to make sure that they knew the routes, and they hired most of our old drivers, so we have the same drivers doing the same routes. The transition has been smooth and is going well.”
Horsley previously told the Farmingdale Observer, that Farmingdale is part of a cooperative transportation program between nine local school districts, enabling the district to share the services of other bus companies that are contracted by other participating districts.