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100% approval rating for RSD transportation fleet

Richland School District students are riding to school on safe buses. Washington State Patrol inspectors thoroughly inspected the District's entire fleet of 86 buses and gave the District a 100% approval rating. Inspectors checked hundreds of items over a three-day period including lights, brakes and steering to make sure these and other systems were operating properly.

"The inspectors literally check everything in the bus and under the bus," says Dave Conrad, Transportation Director. "They thoroughly inspect engines, seats, stop paddles, and crossing arms. They go over each bus with a fine-toothed comb."

The District's bus mechanics are Jim Stickler, Terry Simonson, Bill Reed, and Tim Henderson.

"We have excellent mechanics who take pride in their jobs," adds Conrad. "We also have a school board that provides the funding for an effective preventive maintenance program. Parents can rest assured that the buses used to transport their children are safe and mechanically sound."