You may have read the story about neighbors of South Kitsap School District’s bus barn who have complained about recent changes that meant an earlier, noisier start to bus activity in the Lincoln Avenue neighborhood. The district has come up with a short-term solution, and they are working on long-term ideas, as well. We will continue to follow this story.
If you have anything to say about South Kitsap Transportation, call or email me, Chris Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 792-9219.
In the meantime, did you know: District buses travel 1.25 million miles a year, and their oldest bus, 25 years, has 285,000 miles.
Here’s a video and (below) some more statistics on SKSD’s
Schools served: 16
Square miles covered: 144
Rides (one-way) per day: About 10,000, including field trips
Fleet: 89 vehicles
Gallons of fuel per year: 160,000 gallons of diesel;
14,000 of unleaded
Annual budget: $4.9 million
Average bus age: large, 11.3 years; small, 8.2 years
State recommended replacement age: large, 13 years; small, 8 years