4:10 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Sustainable bus shelters are being discussed in Columbia

Credit Columbia Transit

The city of Columbia plans to begin its new configuration of bus routes on August 4. The expansion to the public transit system has the city looking into the possibility of adding new sustainable bus shelters along the new routes.

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8:14 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Annual state school bus inspection shows room for improvement

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol's annual inspection report showed that the state’s school bus safety approval rating is at a four year low.

Since 2011, a yearly average of around 12% of buses statewide failed to pass initial inspections.  This year, the number has increased to 15%.

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5:46 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

CPS investigates First Student bus driver after arrest

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  Columbia Public Schools were notified Friday, March 14 and began investigating an incident where a bus driver hit a Shepard Boulevard Elementary School student inside the bus.

As soon as Shepard Boulevard Elementary School heard about the incident, the principal began reviewing surveillance tapes capturing the incident inside the bus. Columbia Public Schools spokesperson, Michelle Baumstark, says, it was at this point that the principal felt it was necessary to notify Columbia police.

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5:48 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website. 

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9:19 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Columbia Public High Schools to start later next year

Battle High School Principal Kim Presko speaks in favor of the new transportation plan to the Columbia Public School board at the Columbia Public Schools building Monday evening.
Evan Townsend KBIA News

High school students in Columbia Public Schools will begin school a bit later in the upcoming school year.

Columbia's Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to approved a new three-tier transportation system, which will stagger school start times for the upcoming school year.

All middle schools, as well as seven of the district's elementary schools, will begin school at 7:20 a.m. The remaining elementary schools will begin at 8:20 a.m., and high schools will start at 9 a.m.

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5:13 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

New bus route to Columbia Farmers Market

Last Saturday was the first day of a new bus route that takes passengers from the University of Missouri Student Center to the Columbia Farmers Market.

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9:11 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Columbia Transit looks at bus route for cost-cutting measures

Prices for bus rides from apartment complexes to campuses in Columbia could rise under the city's proposed 2013 transportation budget.
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Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013.

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AM Newscasts
6:40 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Newscast for February 6, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Lawmaker wants to allow school districts lease advertising space on buses
  • Public schools celebrate Black History Month
5:53 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

MO bill would allow advertising on school buses

A bus with advertisement
FredCamino Flickr

A Missouri lawmaker wants to let school districts lease advertising space on buses to help cover transportation costs.

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