Transportation director seeks new technology

The Transportation Committee of the Dougherty County School System met Monday morning to go over a few items; they couldn't vote on anything, however, due to not having a quorum.

Kenneth Williams, the transportation director, announced to the board that the five buses that were approved for purchase have been delivered and are now in service.

Williams also spoke to the committee about his plan to buy GPS-like devices for every single school bus. These devices would allow them to track the buses, see if they're following the same route every day, see how much time they're spending in idle, and improve the overall efficiency of the buses. This proposal will go to the full board for approval; if approved Williams says something like this will cost around $60,000.