Facing budget crisis over fuel costs, some school districts cut yellow school buses in favor of ‘walking school buses’

NEWSWEEK reports on a strategy being implemented by some schools facing budget constraints: replacing some traditional bus routes with ‘walking schoolbuses’ – groups of students traveling to school on foot, accompanied by an adult chaperone.

The US Department of Transportation has created this Web site offering advice on how to start a walking school bus in your area.

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