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Virus rules halt Tiburon Peninsula's Yellow Bus Challenge as officials plan for next year

The Tiburon Peninsula’s yellow-bus program will not take to the road this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the officials in charge of the program are taking steps to keep the service intact and poised to return next fall. The bus program’s governing board, the Tiburon Peninsula Traffic Relief Joint Powers Authority, has determined offering the bus service this year would be infeasible under existing public-health and school-safety regulations, even as the Reed Union School District looks to resume in-person classes in the coming weeks. However, the board has backed a plan to preserve its existing contract terms with bus company First Student and pay about $81,000 to reserve four of its seven relatively new buses for use should the program be able to resume in the 2021-2022 school year.

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