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Several county departments are feeling the squeeze as fuel costs continue to rise around the nation.
With no relief in sight, temporary changes are quickly becoming policy.
“We’ve gotten down to minimal trips at this point,” said public works director Kyle Zimmerman. “We’re doing a lot more carpooling.”
At Los Alamos Public Schools, bus drivers are undergoing training to improve their driving habits, with the aid of maintenance software that individually graphs and reports their driving patterns.
LAPS anticipates increasing the fuel allotment for buses once school is back in session, which includes funding for 21 daily routes and five activity buses.
“Being that it’s summer, we haven’t encountered the real spike,” said LAPS school bus director Geoff Rodgers. “I do know that there is not enough money for current prices for next year. That’s depending on how high gas prices go, which is anybody’s guess.”
He added that additional funds from the schools alone may not be enough, and that money may have to come from other programs, or even worse, by a reduction in service.
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