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Wayne County To Auction Off Old Vehicles, Seeking New Buses

Reported by: Send eMail Kaylin Searles
Reported: Jun. 9, 2014 10:11 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 9, 2014 10:28 AM EDT
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Wayne , Wayne County , West Virginia

Wayne County is going out with the old and in with the new in its school transportation fleet.

The county is auctioning off three county vehicles and 12 buses as it goes through the process of obtaining eight new school buses from the state. The three Ford Taurus and 12 buses are being auctioned off online here.

The vehicles will stay on the site for a minimum of 21 days, starting Monday.

Money raised will go back to the Wayne County Board of Education, to use at the board's discretion. Transportation Director David Sammons said the school system auctioned off about eight buses last year and proceeds went to upgrades in equipment on the buses. Sammons said most likely funding this year will go toward the same equipment upgrades, such as radios and cameras. If the buses and vehicles are not sold, they are most likely to be scrapped.

Sammons is seeking board approval for six 77-passenger buses and two 90-passenger buses. These buses will cost more than $760,000. Most of that amount will be paid by the state of West Virginia, which allocates money for school bus replacement each year.



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