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New Radios Help Cortez Bus Drivers—and Students—Stay Connected

A $29,970 grant to Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 on July 2, 2022

Due to the rugged terrain and spotty cell service in Montezuma County, school bus drivers struggle to connect with each other and to their bus barn when en route with students. That lack of connectivity can create a dangerous situation for drivers and riders alike, especially if emergencies arise and they can’t reach first responders. To address this problem, school district staff reached out to LOR with a solution: purchase wide-band mounted radios that allow drivers to communicate with the rest of the fleet and emergency services. The district purchased 10 radios initially with LOR’s help, and plans to outfit the remaining buses with similar technology in the future.

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Date funded:
May 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
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