Department receives analysis on student transportation


In June 2012, the Hawaii State Department of Education announced more than 100 bus routes were being eliminated statewide due to rising costs and a loss of funding.

​​The Department streamlined services and restored a number of the routes, but was unable to restore all of them. The Department also ordered a comprehensive study to determine what led to increased costs by school bus contractors, and to investigate strategies to improve efficiencies. ​

​The Department’s consultant, Management Partnership Services (MPS), today submitted its Student Bus Transportation Study after a two-month review of Hawaii’s school bus system. ​

​After a review of the analysis, Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi issued the following statement: ​

​“The MPS study is the first of many steps in a process of reform needed for our School Bus Transportation System. It provides recommendations for the procurement, data and performance processes, which are part of the foundation of change. ​

​“The Department​ is committed to making substantive improvements by doing its due diligence in implementing solutions that provide the most efficient, timely and safe transportation services for our students.”​

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232



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