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...The alternative-fuel buses are expected to cost roughly $10,000 more than the $82,000 average for regular-route buses.In South Carolina, the education agency buys, owns and maintains the statewide school bus fleet. The fleet of 5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/across-south-carolina
First of 17 new buses on road

...them pull up," Ms. Robinson said. "Ms. Newton said she loved it to death." About 81 percent of Aiken's 143 route buses are at least 12 years old. Statewide, about 87 percent of the fleet is at least 10 years old. "South Carolina's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/15/met_108481.shtml
Metro
Transit system draws criticism

...information about where buses actually go and a host of other issues. From his driver's seat on one of the new Kmart Route buses, James Odell yelled back that among the many transit systems he has experienced first-hand during the past several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/13/met_447219.shtml
Metro | Augusta Public Transit | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Augusta State University
Old enough to graduate

...of spare buses with an average age of 20 years. "(This is) to ensure a replacement bus is available for a defective route bus," Mr. Shinn said. The demand for school buses has skyrocketed in the past decade. According to Mr. Shinn, the reasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/16/met_419107.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Cross Creek High School
Bus routes information

Bus routes Bus-route information is too lengthy to be printed in this back-to-school edition. For information on bus routes, call your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/06/liv_267271.shtml
Life & style | Midland Valley High School | Ridge Spring-Monetta High School | Silver Bluff High School | South Aiken High School | Wagener-Salley High School
Bus routes information

Bus routes Bus-route information is too lengthy to be printed in this back-to-school edition. For information on bus routes, call your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/05/liv_267164.shtml
Life & style | Midland Valley High School | Ridge Spring-Monetta High School | Silver Bluff High School | South Aiken High School | Wagener-Salley High School
Richmond Co. schools prepare to open

...796-4777, officials say, call back and be patient. The employees -- with colorcoded, 4-foot maps containing every bus route, bus number, school and street address -- are well equipped to handle the calls. They've been preparing all summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/met_235890.shtml
Metro
Make bus fleet a campaign priority

...be the oldest in the nation, with the average bus being 14 years old. More than 80 percent of Aiken County's 143 route buses are at least 12 years old; the figure is 87 percent for the state as a whole - 5,600 school buses. Such old gas-guzzlers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/04/edi_87689.shtml
Editorials
Bus fuss

...will receive at least 15 65-passenger buses and two special 35-passenger buses. About 81 percent of Aiken's 143 route buses are at least 12 years old. Statewide, about 87 percent of the fleet is at least 10 years old. "We'll look at our '84...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/27/met_86834.shtml
Metro
Bus service cuts Saturday routes

...service on Saturdays over a month's time, but about 2,500 trips were made in September alone. Along with fewer routes, bus riders will begin paying 50 cents more for a one-way trip beginning Nov. 1, Ms. Bassham said. Regular riders will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/20/met_552520.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Council