After a confusing few months with parents wondering about Crestwood’s new bus operation and who would drive their children, and with them voicing those concerns vehemently to the school board, Rinehimer Bus Lines was awarded a new five year basic transportation contract last week. . Rinehimer under the ownership of Scott Henry owner and president of the Martz Group, has been providing transportation services to Crestwood for the past three years.
The school board held a special meeting on August 25, 2016, just four days before the new school year terminating its contract with the Mountaintop Bus Company, and its owner Kevin Foley, and then entered into a five-year contract with Rinehimer Bus Lines.
The new contract will cost the district roughly $60,000 more per year, a total of $326,213 over the next five years, which will come this year from the fund balance. Crestwood Solicitor Jack Dean said Foley could be held financially liable for not being able to fulfill the terms of his contract.
“I’ll be advising the board of our options,” regarding litigation, Dean stated. “We can anticipate some action being taken.”
“My wish is that everybody in the community can mend their bridges…” Scott Henry, owner of Rinehimer, told the board. “I look forward to proving that this is a wise decision in the long term.”
See Contract page 4