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Bus stops announced for traditional-calendar Wake County students

Posted August 14, 2015 6:45 p.m. EDT
Updated August 14, 2015 6:48 p.m. EDT

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Transportation routes and bus stops for about 55,000 traditional-calendar students were posted Friday as Wake County families prepare for the first day of school on Aug. 24.

According to a news release, some bus routes have been consolidated and bus stops will be centrally located within neighborhoods.

Transportation officials began planning for the new school year in May when families of eligible students received a postcard to update bus service needs. The information was then combined with new student needs and the removal of students who left the school system to create the new routes and stops.

Wake County bus drivers are scheduled to make 25,000 stops serving 171 schools.

The Transportation Department will begin accepting requests for bus stop changes after the 20th day of school when ridership settles into fully predictable patterns, the release said.