“And this is the current speed that they're going?” asked Oasay.
“Yep,” replied Bruny, showing an animated map with a small bus icon moving down a nearby street.
They've already discovered that one bus was traveling exactly the same route as another bus.
At a cost of $120 a day, 180 days of service a year, a six-year contract that started in July, they found the state has already overpaid $130,000 for one bus to sit idle.
“And that's just in one, small geographic population in the state. So, think about this for a minute. Where is that replicated? I'll find them,” said L’Heureux.
“At first people think of it as big brother, but after they use it for a while, they realize it's not. It's actually a kevlar jacket for the driver, because most of the time, the drivers are doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing and that proves that fact,” said Bruny.
Iosepa driver Donavan Correa said he has a universal pass for the occasional forgotten card, but says nearly all of the students are doing their part.
“I think it's a better system all together. It's easier. It takes a lot of guess work out of the driver,” said Correa.
Right now,11 companies are running 700 buses on five islands.
In June, 44 out 99 contracts will expire.