Louisiana school bus law could add costs and travel time
Officials are warning that a new state law could cause a big increase in school bus costs and travel times across Louisiana. The law, which takes effect in August, prohibits bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to cross traffic lanes. The News-Star
that some districts estimate it will cause their buses to drive nearly twice the distance as before the law. Representative Rob Shadoin said the law, which was intended to address problems in metropolitan areas like New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is having an unintended impact on all school districts across the state.
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