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ASD Suspends Some Bus Route Services Beginning August 30.

 

ATTENTION: Effective Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, the ASD Transportation Department will temporarily suspend bus service for designated routes in accordance with the matrix below. 

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Starting Monday, August 30 2021, the Anchorage School District Student Transportation division will temporarily suspend bus service for designated routes in accordance with the matrix below. This action is necessary due to a shortage of bus drivers resulting from driver attrition and the impacts of COVID-19 on the Transportation staff. The Administration aspires to resume normal service as soon as possible but is presently unable to determine the duration of this program.

The Administration developed a rotating system of temporary service suspensions based on specific bus routes to allow affected families to anticipate and plan for alternative means of transportation. Additionally, consideration was given to not have a single group of students and families bear the brunt of suspended bus service. Staff evaluated ridership numbers with the goal to reduce the number of impacted students and families across the District.

The designated routes are inclusive of morning and afternoon bus service. As a starting point, this temporary suspension program is limited to general education busing and will not affect special education students or students attending Title 1 schools.

COHORT 1 (AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 17)

Route

High

Middle

Elementary

45

West

Romig

Turnagain

407

Service

Hanshew

Huffman

603

Dimond

Mears

Kincaid

702

Eagle River

None

Homestead

718

Chugiak

Mirror Lake

None

726

Chugiak

Mirror Lake

Chugiak

 

COHORT 2 (SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 8)

Route

High

Middle

Elementary

43

West

None

Gladys Wood

309

South

Goldenview

Bear Valley

402

Service

None

Rogers Park

406

Service

Hanshew

O’Malley

707

Eagle River

Gruening

Homestead

727

Chugiak

Mirror Lake

Chugiak

 

COHORT 3 (OCTOBER  11 - 29)

Route

High

Middle

Elementary

40

West

Romig

None

310

South

Goldenview

Campbell

404

Service

Hanshew

O’Malley

711

Eagle River

Gruening

Eagle River

725

Chugiak

Mirror Lake

Chugiak

 

COHORT 4 (NOVEMBER 1 - 19)

Route

High

Middle

Elementary

403

Service

Hanshew

Trailside

614

None

Goldenview

Campbell

710

Eagle River

Gruening

Ravenwood

713

Chugiak

Gruening

Eagle River

719

Chugiak

Mirror Lake

Fire Lake