6:55 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Washington County Public Schools is expected to take possession of 15 school buses, including one wheelchair lift bus, in the spring.
The Board of Education voted unanimously Nov. 6 to approve the purchase of the buses for $1,298,253, according to a presentation document and a video of the meeting. The deal involves trading in 18 school buses.
K. Neal International Trucks, of Hyattsville, Md., was the low bidder for both the wheelchair lift bus and the standard school buses.
The 12-row standard school buses seat about 70 riders and the wheelchair lift bus is a 42-passenger bus that can seat three wheelchair riders, Purchasing Supervisor Lisa Freeman told the board.
— Julie E. Greene
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