We Can’t Get a Bus to Pick You Up, But We Can Build a Playground at the Bus Stop

So it’s been wall to wall coverage about how the Boston Public Schools transportation system is a mess. No contract with the bus drivers, not enough drivers to cover routes, changes in the algorithm for routes and no testing of the new routes (because why the hell would we do that during the summer time?) and general chaos abounded last week until things were able to settle down.

Today is the first day of school for grades 1-12 at BPS (kindergarteners don’t start until the day before Christmas … at least I think that’s what the last memo to parents said?) so expect more horror stories. (We’re hearing buses running about 45-60 minutes late so far.)

But hey Boston Parents — instead of spending time and money to fix buses in the city, what are Marty Walsh and Interim Superintendent Laura Perille doing?

Building mini-playgrounds to keep our children entertained at the bus stop while they try to get a bus to like … actually show up!

You can’t make this stuff up. The optics. Oof.

What do you think?

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