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Limo service helps Torrington Public Schools during bus driver shortage

The city’s main bus provider has had difficulty finding enough drivers, which has caused morning delays.

TORRINGTON, Conn. — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students because of a bus driver shortage that’s been exacerbated by the pandemic.

The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of its $5.9 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay Carriage & Limousine Services of Oxford to help cover its 53 bus routes.

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The company says it can provide 30 passenger buses and 10 passenger vans to cover morning bus runs on an emergency basis and afternoon runs more regularly, the Waterbury Republican-American reported.

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The city’s main bus provider has had difficulty finding enough drivers, which has caused morning delays.

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