According to Bus Fleet Magazine, Gwinnett County Publis Schools is the third largest transporter of students in America. AJC file photo

Gwinnett has 3rd largest school bus operation in U.S.

When it comes to student transportation, Gwinnett County Public Schools has made another milestone.  

According to Bus Fleet Magazine, GCPS is the third largest transporter of students in America in terms of ridership, just behind Fairfax County (Va.) with 141,880 transported daily and he New York City Department of Education, which checks in at number one with 146,777 students transported daily.

In terms of fleet size, Gwinnett climbed one spot, from No. 4 to No. 3, with the same number of route buses as last year — 1,636. Clark County Schools in Las Vegas and was at No. 2 with 1,660. The Los Angeles Unified School District dropped two spots from No. 2 to No. 4. after reporting 304 fewer route buses than last year. 

Cobb County finished in ninth place with 1,150 route buses.

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The Top 100 is ranked by number of route buses. Gwinnett County has the second-biggest in-house public school bus fleet among the district fleets represented on the list. Los Angeles USD has a combined district and contractor operation.

Source: Bus Fleet Magazine

Here are a few by the numbers facts about Gwinnett’s school bus fleet based on the 2018-2019 school year:

  • 133,660 students transported daily
  • 1,980 school buses in fleet 
  • 8,167 runs per day 
  • 45,076 bus stops 
  • 131,000 miles driven per day 
  • 24 million miles driven per year 

The school district is always looking for bus drivers and bus monitors. To apply, click here.

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