2017 BPS Transportation Challenge Kickoff


Banner: Transportation Challenge - Solving Routing and Bell Times
Transportation costs accounted for $110 million or 11% of the district’s budget in the 2016 fiscal year. On a per pupil basis, BPS’s transportation cost is the second highest and more than five times the average of the largest 200 public school districts. Meanwhile, transportation costs have continued to increase, up $33M from FY11, a 7.5% annual increase.

We are hoping that we can reach out to the Boston community -- and beyond -- for your help addressing our transportation costs by solving two challenging puzzles. Equitably balancing bell times will impact the lives of nearly 100,000 students in Boston each year. Optimizing bus routes will allow us to shift dollars from the roads into the classroom.


Boston Public Schools, The Rappaport Institute, and District Hall invite you to attend the kickoff event for the Boston Public Schools' Transportation Challenge. This challenge will take place over the next few months and is focused on helping Boston equitably and efficiently balance bell times, improve our routing methodology, and free up funds for investment back into schools.


This event will be an opportunity for you to learn more about our current process, meet like-minded transportation innovators, and ask questions.

This event is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you RSVP for the event here.


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District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.