Wake County Schools

Wake schools add six more buses to schedule

Posted September 6, 2012 7:25 p.m. EDT
Updated September 6, 2012 7:26 p.m. EDT

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— In its latest response to public outcry over busing complaints, the Wake County Public School System said Thursday that it will add six more buses to transportation routes Friday.

"The new additions reflect our ongoing commitment to make the situation right for our families as quickly as possible," Superintendent Tony Tata said in a statement. "We will continue taking all steps necessary to fix the problems."

The new buses will take effect Friday afternoon for routes at Apex Elementary, Apex Middle, Baucom Elementary, Laurel Park Elementary, Turner Creek Elementary and Salem Elementary schools.

Since traditional-calendar schools started last week, the district has put 27 additional buses in service after complaints of delays and other busing problems.

Earlier this year, the school system cut a dozen buses from the transportation schedule in an effort to save money.

A Wake County schools spokesman said the district's transportation department is monitoring routes and will continue making adjustments to routes, stops and schedules as necessary.