New Bus Service Out, School Board Considers Taking Over

Students share stories of bus trouble in Chatham County

SAVANNAH, Ga. – MV/Reliant, the transportation company that took over for First Student at the beginning of the 2015 – 2016 school year, is ending its contract with the Savannah Chatham County School Board.

The company sent a letter to school board announcing its intention to end its service on May 20th, a year before the initial two year contract was up.

Superintendent Lockamy had already considered having the school system run its own bus system instead of contracting it out to private companies.

Officials say an interim transportation director has been hired and the district owns the buses and they are ready to transition to the new system if necessary.

A presentation was given at the school board meeting last night.  You can find that here.

It isn’t a done deal however, district leaders said they’re still open to re-negotiating with MV/Reliant.

MV/Reliant released this statement to WSAV:

MV/Reliant Transportation is very proud of the level of service our company and our employees have provided to SCCPSS and the thousands of students we transport daily in Chatham County. We are equally proud that we were able, in a very short period of time, to bring the District’s bus fleet to a safe and reliable condition. We look forward to working with the SCCPSS staff as they transition to the internal management and operation of the school bus system, and wish them well as they do so.

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