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SI pols fight for school buses

Nearly 3,000 Staten Island students have trudged through the year without a bus to take them to school.

STATEN ISLAND – Nearly 3,000 Staten Island students have trudged through the year without a bus to take them to school, but State Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick introduced a bill Wednesday that would bring buses back for older kids who live more than a mile away from school, and for younger children who live more than one-half mile from school.

Nearly 50 years ago, the city started offering buses to seventh- and eighth-graders at 70 schools where public transportation is limited. But the city cut the special bus service to save money.

 
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