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1 Ideas and Options for Controlling the Rising Cost of School Transportation $$$$$$$$$

2 BENEFITS OF CONTRACTING TRANSPORTATION  CONTRACT MEANS CLEAR EXPECTATIONS  EASIER FOR BUDGETING BENEFITS TO OWNER-OPERATOR TRANSPORTATION  DIRECT CONTROL OF:  COSTS (IN A LIMITED VENDOR MARKET)  QUALITY OF DRIVERS  QUALITY AND TYPE OF DRIVER TRAINING  MANAGEMENT OF ROUTES  NO RISK OF HAVING YOUR CONTRACTOR GO OUT OF BUSINESS Bus disaster drill – Fairhaven

3 DRAWBACKS OF CONTRACTING TRANSPORTATION  CONTRACT MANAGEMENT  LIMITED VENDORS  LIMITED PRACTICAL ABILITY TO MANAGE QUALITY OF DRIVERS  RISK OF LOSING YOUR CONTRACTOR TO BANKRUPTCY DRAWBACKS TO OWNER-OPERATOR TRANSPORTATION  NEED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE  MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES  SUPPORT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT  CHANGE IS HARD

4 COMPARE COSTS – BE SURE TO INCLUDE EVERYTHING! MAKING THE DECISION

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9 WAYS TO MANAGE CONTRACT COST INCREASES  SCHEDULE BID OPENING WITH SURROUNDING DISTRICTS TO INCREASE COMPETITION  PURSUE CONTRACTORS – DON’T WAIT FOR THEM TO RESPOND TO YOUR BID ADVERTISEMENT  DISTRICT SHOULD OWN AND MANAGE ROUTING SOFTWARE AND DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF ROUTES NEEDED  CONSIDER FUEL ESCALATION CLAUSE  INCLUDE ADD/DELETE ROUTE PRICE CHANGE CLAUSE

10 CONTACT INFO: Michelle Loglisci Director of Transportation Monson Public Schools Monson, MA ext


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