School board postpones vote on dropping Big Cottonwood Canyon bus service

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  • Granny Saint George, UT
    May 17, 2017 3:24 p.m.

    While visiting a small island in the British Isles a few years ago, we were on a public bus in the afternoon. That particular "run" in the schedule was school bus time. The bus picked up elementary-aged children from school and dropped them off in their neighborhoods. That was the most fun I've had on a bus in a long time! Adorable and well-behaved children, wearing uniforms, of course.

    Perhaps Canyons School District could have a bus "supervisor" ride each way with the children, much like a crossing guard job. During the school runs, those seats would only be available to public school students. Signs indicating that restriction and the times involved would be painted on the walls next to the seats. The seats could be a different color, yellow like the school bus, or upholstered to resemble a bus. There would be some logistical issues to figure out, but putting the children on a UTA bus makes a lot of sense.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 17, 2017 8:12 a.m.


    Yeah, let's put unsupervised school kids alone on a bus with a bunch of stoned snowboarders. What could possibly go wrong?

  • SAS Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:30 p.m.

    During the ski season, at least, UTA runs ski buses in the canyon. They carry skiers up the canyon in the morning, down the canyon in the afternoon. Should stand to reason that there would be empty space for the kids to ride down the canyon in the morning, and up the canyon in the afternoon.

    But that would make too much sense?