Current procurement practices in student transport are clearly flawed and raise critical questions about the effectiveness and efficiency of the system. In recent years, there has been growing dissatisfaction and unrest regarding tenders for student transport. Parents, schools and transporters complain about the complexity of the system, lack of transparency and
The project offers participating students who use school transport an e-bike and thus the opportunity to cycle independently to school and from school to home. The municipality of Amersfoort reports on their website that they have started a new project together with the municipalities of Bunschoten, Baarn, Soest, Leusden and Woudenberg.
The results of a survey after a Catholic Education Flanders survey together with parent umbrella organization VCOV are shocking. More than 64 percent of special education students are still on the road for more than two hours a day. De Morgen, for example, writes that they know that almost half (48,5 percent)
In the case of school transport, taxi transport is issued according to European tender. A striking feature of all these tenders is the value assigned to the sustainability factor in the award. Fortunately, the municipalities still place quality and communication before sustainability, but in practice we often see that things go well.