In the mid 1950s there were six school buses in the county, all owned by farmers or small business owners in Fayetteville.
When I came to town in 1966, there were 11 school buses, 10 of them privately owned, one owned by the school board.
In the fall of 2011 there are 210 school buses on the road each day, all owned by the school board.
In talking with one of those privately-owned bus owners, Reuben Knowles, he told me that he was responsible for its maintenance and liability insurance. Read More»