The Traffic Study Results – Who Could Have Guessed?

Back in September of 2013, then-Superintendent Andy Craig and the 5-member Hoover Board of Education (BOE) contracted with Skipper Consulting for a sum of $49,500 to perform a traffic and circulation study to determine the effects of eliminating buses on traffic patterns around our school campuses.

Here is the original contract between the Hoover BOE and Skipper Consulting.

We finally got the results of the study at the Monday, April 13, 2015, board meeting.

To no one’s surprise, the Skipper told the BOE that eliminating buses would have had a terribly negative impact on the traffic surrounding the campuses, especially at Berry Middle School, where 74% of the students ride the buses.

Here’s Roy Williams’ article for the Hoover Sun.

Here’s Jon Anderson’s article for al.com.

Listen in for yourself with this link to full audio from Dan Fulton. The link should take you to where Mr. Darrell Skipper begins the presentation at 55 minutes, 3 seconds.