Alternative transportation to school

Published: Aug. 27, 2017 at 7:33 PM EDT
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Jessica Oszajca is getting ready to go back to school. "It's the first day of school for me too," said Oszajca. She's not going to school as a student, but she is hitting the road with her new business, Trusty Transport Services.

"We provide student transportation to districts that have students that go to either alternative programs, or they may be experiencing homelessness," she says.

The company is contracted to work with Lamoille South Supervisory Union and Chittenden East Supervisory Union where her mother is the special education director. She says it's a service in demand. "There's a huge need for it actually, all over Vermont."

Oszajca tells WCAX that she has already hired five drivers to pick up students in the morning, and drop them off in the afternoon. Drivers are based out of either county where the need is.

"I'm still hiring more (drivers), I'm looking for drivers to take on their own route as well as substitute drivers," said Oszajca.

All new hires need to pass extensive background checks, obtain a type 2 school bus license as well as participate in a school bus clinic. "I'm eager to take on as much business as I can and help as many districts as i can with their transportation needs." says Oszajca.

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