Busing Consultant: Unit 5 Could Save $5M to $8M By Taking Back Control Of Bus System By Ryan Denham • Jan 16, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT Unit 5 could save between $5 million and $8.3 million over the next decade by taking back control of student transportation, a consultant told the school board Wednesday night. First Student Touts Tech Updates, 97% Staffing To Unit 5 Board By Mary Cullen • Dec 11, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Representatives from First Student made their pitch to Unit 5 officials Wednesday as the school board continues to mull over transportation options for next school year. ISU Transit Users At Risk Of Losing Universal Access By Mary Cullen & Charlie Schlenker • Dec 5, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Illinois State University students, faculty and staff are at risk of losing universal access to Connect Transit bus service starting in January. Connect Transit Responds To Public Concern Over New Electric Buses By Mary Cullen • Oct 7, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Some Bloomington-Normal community members are criticizing Connect Transit for purchasing electric buses. The transportation agency at the time said by using state and federal grants, the buses will be paid for with “no local funding.” Unit 5 May Seek Other Busing Options After First Student Problems By Mary Cullen • Sep 26, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT Unit 5’s school board president said Wednesday the district should consider exploring other transportation options starting next year amid concerns about its current busing company, First Student.