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Grand Forks Entities Collaborate on School Busing Schedule

News Release        

For Immediate Release

August 25, 2021

Grand Forks Entities Collaborate on School Busing Schedule

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools, in conjunction with the City of Grand Forks, City Area Transit, and Dietrich Bus Service, has created a new regular route busing schedule for students attending public schools in Grand Forks.

Earlier today, families who had signed up for transportation services through the school registration process were notified of their new regular route bus. 

Coverage will be provided by City Area Transit and Dietrich Bus Service.

Digital maps for the routes are currently being updated and will be posted at https://www.gfschools.org/Page/7894 when available. The CAT Prowler smartphone app will be updated as soon as possible.

“Sometimes the best ideas and plans come during a crisis. I am more than pleased that the City of Grand Forks and City Area Transit, at the request of school system leadership, came to the table on short notice to collaborate on an immediate transportation solution that will benefit both governing entities,” said Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner. “A special thank you to GFPS Director of Buildings and Grounds Chris Arnold, Business Manager Scott Berge, City Administrator Todd Feland, and Transportation Division Director Dale Bergman for their expedient planning and communicating to stand up busing so quickly. I’m proud of ‘Team Grand Forks.’”

All City Area Transit bus drivers have had the same background checks as school bus drivers.

There will be no cost to families for utilizing City Area Transit or Dietrich buses. The school system is continuing to work on a process to reimburse families who had purchased Dietrich bus tickets.

There is a shortage of bus drivers in the Grand Forks area. Individuals who are interested in applying at City Area Transit can visit https://www.grandforksgov.com/government/city-departments/cities-area-transit-cat, while those interested in applying for Dietrich Bus Service should call 701-772-0601.

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