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Durham Bus Service Suspends Routes for Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Published: Aug. 29, 2021 at 9:55 AM AKDT
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The labor shortage in Fairbanks is now taking its toll on the transportation system for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

According to a press release issued over the weekend, the company that provides bus transportation, Durham, will be suspending some routes on a rotating basis.

In an effort to avoid the unpredictable nature of cancelling routes the day of service, the school district says there will be a weekly schedule of cancelled routes so families can make plans accordingly.

Although there will be changes in the bus route schedules, the district says Durham will continue to hire and train drivers, and prepare them for the routes.

Special education buses will not be affected. However midday shuttle services will be reduced during the route suspensions. The North Star College shuttle program will not be available August 30 through September 3.