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(PennLive)   Town officials: "You can't park your school bus at your house, ma'am." Bus driver: "Screw you, it saves the school money"   (pennlive.com) divider line 11
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2013-02-13 12:10:23 PM
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Why can't she park her bus with all the other ones?  I know because she then has to get up earlier to drive to the bus depot.  This is about her laziness not saving the district money.
2013-02-13 12:12:25 PM
2 votes:
There are a lot of things that can save money.  Doesn't mean they're legal.
2013-02-13 01:30:00 PM
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TNel: EdNortonsTwin: TNel: Why can't she park her bus with all the other ones?  I know because she then has to get up earlier to drive to the bus depot.  This is about her laziness not saving the district money.

I heard that some things can be mutually beneficial, but ya know, not everyone knows about the concept.

Yeah because that's why she is doing it, not that she is saving herself atleast an hour per day.


I live in a rural/suburban part of PA, not near where this story is from, but in NE PA (Luzerne County). I live on the same road as the bus garage that has the contract for my school district and I never really gave it much thought until now. A few points come to mind now that I think about it. There's at least two drivers on my road that take their buses home and they live probably within 2-3 minutes of the garage, so for them, it is not much of a time saver at all. The garage itself only has a small parking lot in front for staff vehicles. It is so small in fact, that some vehicles have to be parked on the shoulder across the road from the garage. I think if every driver had to drive to the garage to get their bus, there would be no place to put their vehicles. There is a field behind the garage where the buses are all kept when school is out. I guess there is somewhere between 20-30 buses and there is very little room left over when they are all there.There is also only one entrance/exit. So if all of the buses were kept there every day, the amount of time spent just getting them in/out/maneuvered would become a cost factor. So based on all of this I think it is a fair assumption that the owner(s) of the bus company in my district probably encourage their drivers to take the buses home as long as they have the room to park them.

But then again, other parts of PA sometimes feel like different planets compared to the part I live in.
2013-02-13 01:28:09 PM
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chuggernaught: Do the fire fighters take the firetrucks home at night too?


No, but a lot of cops take their squad cars home at night.
2013-02-13 01:23:28 PM
1 votes:
The bus (and other heavy vehicles) can travel on the roads if they are carrying children or making deliveries.

Well, isn't the bus just delivering its driver home each night?
2013-02-13 12:40:15 PM
1 votes:
""I don't understand, after eight years, and 28 years ... all of a sudden, it's an issue," she said. "

Ma'am, the rules didn't change.  The only thing that changed was someone ratted you out.
2013-02-13 12:32:41 PM
1 votes:

HortusMatris: Oh, so it's okay to drive on the road multiple times every school day to pick up/drop off kids, but parking the bus on the road is going to destroy it? I sense malarkey.


Here's a fun experiment you can do in your own home!

Lie down on the floor. Have a fat person lie down next to you. Have the fat person roll onto, and then over you. After that, have the fat person lie down on top of you and stay there. Which was more unpleasant?

Do you understand the difference now?
2013-02-13 12:26:27 PM
1 votes:
Dillsburg. ppffftt..
2013-02-13 12:24:40 PM
1 votes:
HortusMatris
fines can be given unless vehicles over the limit of 7 1/2 tons are using the roads to pick up children or make deliveries on those roads.

Oh, so it's okay to drive on the road multiple times every school day to pick up/drop off kids, but parking the bus on the road is going to destroy it? I sense malarkey.


more over, how the fark does having kids or goods in the vehicle make the road safer or better at handling the loads?
2013-02-13 12:14:00 PM
1 votes:
fines can be given unless vehicles over the limit of 7 1/2 tons are using the roads to pick up children or make deliveries on those roads.

Oh, so it's okay to drive on the road multiple times every school day to pick up/drop off kids, but parking the bus on the road is going to destroy it?  I sense malarkey.
2013-02-13 12:14:00 PM
1 votes:

PreMortem: Surely the money she saves the school is more than the road repair.


Yes, but it saves the school district money and it costs the borough money. They're two different entities.
 
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