Schoolhouse Beat

So many buses, so few parking spots

Ever have trouble finding a parking spot? It's even harder when your vehicle is a bus, and it's harder still when you have 1,000 more buses than parking spots. That's the situation in the Fairfax County (Va.) school district. The Fairfax Times reports that the system has about 1,500 school buses, but only 500 permanent parking spots for buses. A district report says that the buses not claiming one of the permanent spaces are scattered among 145 locations, mostly schools. Some schools have complained that having buses taking up space on their campuses makes it difficult to provide enough parking spots for school events and activities.

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