ST. EUSTATIUS–At the start of the first quarter of 2021, the public entity St. Eustatius completed the purchase of two new school buses to be used primarily for the transportation of pupils attending primary schools. The buses are now ready for use.
Through the budget amendment of the first quarter 2020, the public entity provided the necessary finances to purchase the long awaiting buses. The two white Hyundai buses are fully air-conditioned and hold 30 seats. They also have a built-in intercom system which eases the communication between the driver and pupils.
The buses are branded and recognisable to the community with the coat of arms and the wording “SCHOOL BUS” on both sides as well as on the front and the back, it was stated in a press release from Statia’s Government Information Services (GIS).
A light tint was applied to the windows to improve the acclimatisation of the buses and to protect pupils from direct sunlight. The applied tint will also help to preserve the longevity of the bus interior.
“The school buses are the property of the public entity, but they belong to the entire community. They provide a valuable service by transporting our children and students to and from school and recreational activities. We request those using the buses to take special care of them,” said Director of Economy Nature and Infrastructure Anthony Reid.
Bron: Daily Herald