Area school buses clear of stalling problem
The federal government is investigating a potential problem with school buses used across the nation. Alachua County Public Schools Transportation Director Harrell Harrison says parents don’t have to worry about the school buses in the county.
The model in question could stall without any warning, but Harrison adds buses used in Alachua County do not have this problem. Marion, Citrus and Levy County also use different bus models than the ones currently experiencing problems.
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