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National Transportation Safety Board

Audit of Baltimore school bus system hasn't begun, months after urgent recommendation for one

Audit of Baltimore school bus system hasn't begun, months after urgent recommendation for one

After a deadly school bus crash last year in Southwest Baltimore, federal investigators requested an urgent audit of the system to screen city school bus drivers.

Three months later, however, the audit has not begun, state and city education officials said.

Baltimore school officials said Friday the district will pay for the audit. Now state education officials, who have been waiting for that confirmation, will request bids from auditors, said William Reinhard, spokesman for the state Department of Education.

The audit — which investigators described as "urgent" — was requested in April as one of the safety recommendations issued by the National...

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