Elmwood Park, N.J. Parents Upset After Board Votes To Eliminate Most Bus Routes

March 28, 2012 12:00 AM

Elmwood Park, N.J. Parents Upset After Board Votes To Eliminate Most Bus Routes
" ELMWOOD PARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) — On Tuesday night, a Bergen County school board voted to stop providing buses to most public school students.

And parents in Elmwood Park are already scrambling to figure out what to do in September. Once the school year begins, students in the town will have to trek up as much as two miles on foot, and in some cases cross major highways Route 4 and Route 46 just to get to school, reports WCBS 880′s Sean Adams.

WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reports

“[The school] is more than two miles from here, and I’m going to have to take [my son] cause he’s only 5 years old,” one frustrated man told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg on Wednesday.

Not only did parents say they’ll be inconvenienced, but they’re also concerned about their child’s safety when he/she has to walk to school.

“Route 46 is very, very bad,” one worried woman said. “It’s not good at all.”

Loveli Ali, who has a problem walking herself, told CBS 2′s Christine Sloan her 8-year-old daughter will have to cross the busy highway when the district eliminates the routes next year.

“She would have to walk down Route 46 "

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