TRANSPORTATION: Research Options for Accessible Transportation
St. Charles Special Needs School is looking for a bus to help get the students to/from school, transport sick children to the hospital, and to take students on educational field trips. Accessible transportation is essential not only for the rehabilitation of the children, but also to promote greater inclusion on the local community and improve disability awareness. If a bus can be secured, this may also increase enrollment at the school. A bus that seats between 22-32, accessible to people with disabilities would be ideal.
Gladys has researched the cost of purchasing a bus locally. She found the following:
1. 30 seater Mitsibutsi Coaster - $68,500
2. 30 seater Nissan Civilian - $88,830
3. 33 seater Tata - $49,692
For this task, we would like to research and explore all possible accessible transportation options. If you have ideas regarding where the school might apply for funding to purchase a bus, or if you know of other possible low-cost alternatives, we welcome your contributions and insight.