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School bus procurement (purchasing) is handled in a variety of ways across the US. Several states and private contractors have volume purchasing programs, and in others local school districts have their own procurement programs. There are many factors that must be weighed in determining the need to replace school buses, including ongoing improvements in new school bus safety technology, cost of maintaining older buses, and the life cycle costs of existing and new buses, including the initial purchase price.

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