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Bus fleet finds home at new $900K facility

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Payton said on private property, obstacles such as mailboxes, septic tanks, trees and sheds increase the driver’s chance of colliding with an object. Additionally, he said the bus barn at the new facility has three bays where mechanics do minor maintenance work — such as checking for oil leaks and brake inspection — whereas only one bus at a time could be serviced at the old barn at the central office.

With 72 regular route buses, about 10 older model spares and several more buses reserved for school trips, Payton said a great need exists for routine maintenance.

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