120 School Vehicles to Deliver Students to and from ACES
ACES provides transportation of students and adults to and from ACES facilities as a contractual service to our local school districts and agencies. The Transportation Services Department is responsible for the 523 special education students and adult consumers utilizing a fleet of 120 school vehicles. This fleet includes eight yellow school buses that serve students who require the use of a wheelchair as well as a 20- and a 71-passenger school bus. In addition, Transportation Services coordinates with non-ACES school transportation contractors the agency has hired to provide busing services for many other students attending ACES programs.
Transportation Services utilizes a computer system called “Transfinder” that allows for efficient, effective daily routing and tracking of students and vehicles. Because safety is a paramount issue, there is in place a rigorous training program that requires all newly hired drivers to undergo ten hours of safety procedures and good driving practices. Annual retraining of six hours is required for all personnel. In addition there is daily training for the “Commercial Drivers License” (CDL) needed to drive the school buses.