On the road again: City bus fleet gets back to work

10:00 am | February 11, 2014
Photo by Brandon Hicks

Photo by Brandon Hicks
At a press conference last week, Superintendent Ed Alexander surveyed the city school bus fleet after an act of vandalism took them off the road. The buses are now working again and back to the regular routes.

One week after an act of vandalism took all of the Elizabethton City School buses off the roads, ECS Director of Schools Ed Alexander said all of those buses were back on the road and on their normal routes.

Last Monday, sugar was poured into the diesel tanks of nine of the system’s 13 school buses and nine tires on the bus fleet were damaged.

All buses were taken off the routes because they all had to be treated as if the diesel tanks had been sugared. Alexander explained last week.

He said all of the repairs were completed, but added, “We are continuing to evaluate how the buses function to see if there are any lingering effects from the sugar being added to the diesel tanks. Everything is going well.”

The repairs on the buses were completed by students in the diesel-powered-equipment program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton.

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