Buffalo students deal with transportation delay

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Snowy roadways created a tough commute for people trying to get to work, and school buses trying to transport students. Drivers need to exercise caution and have patience while on the roadways.

Buffalo School District parents contacted News 4 about their concerns Monday morning. Barbara Greer had trouble getting one student to school.

Greer said she and Jordan waited at her daycare for the bus to take him to Lorraine Academy, but it never came. She called the bus terminal and said they told her the bus is not running.

Greer said, “I said ‘how is he kid supposed to get to school?’ She said, ‘I have no idea. I had 30 drivers call in today.’ So I said, ‘we don’t have an answer for how this kid is getting to school today?’ She said, ‘I have no idea.”

Greer is one of many viewers that reached out to News 4 Monday morning regarding Buffalo school buses. They said transportation was delayed and they didn’t get any notice.

Once Greer learned the bus wasn’t coming, she tried to find a different solution and contacted Jordan’s mother.

Greer explained, “So then she called the school. The school said ‘yes it’s bad out here. We don’t have any buses running right now for the schools, so we don’t know what the outcome is going to be. We’ll try to get to get him to school, but we can’t guarantee you that he’ll get to school.’”

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A spokeswoman for the Buffalo Public School District said families were notified about the transportation delay by phone. The district said some bus drivers had difficulty getting in, therefore others picked up additional runs.

More snow is on the way Monday afternoon, so the evening commute for buses and parents will be tricky.

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