Transportation Team Keeps Buses Ready to Roll
On a normal school day, Des Moines Public Schools’ fleet of school buses would be rolling along the streets of the city, transporting more than 10,000 students to and from school. But today isn’t normal. All 132 buses are sitting idle, lined up to form a neat herringbone pattern in the parking lot at the DMPS transportation facility on Prospect Road. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t work being done. Repairs and maintenance are underway throughout the fleet, as the mechanics are hard at work, from under the hood to rear wheel wells and every place in between. And just like a “deep clean” is underway at every DMPS building, each bus is being cleaned and disinfected, one more step in the response to Coronavirus. Someday school will be back in session. When that day comes, our staff is making sure every bus is clean, safe and ready to roll once again along the streets of Des Moines.
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