LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One state lawmaker wants to restrict the amount of time students spend on a school bus. Representative Reginald Murdock said Lee County, where he's from, is a perfect example of why he wants to make a change.
"We have some routes that are an hour and 15 minutes or more one way. That's because of the problem we're talking about -- not having the funds to dedicate more money to the routes and also not having the expertise sometimes in order to properly engineer the routes so we'll have better management," he explained.
Murdock's proposal would cap the amount of time for a one-way trip on a bus at 90 minutes next school year. It would then drop by 10 minutes every year until reaching a max of 50 minutes in the 2017-2018 school year.