This service assists component school districts with their out-of-district and special transportation routes. Dutchess BOCES provides coordination for this shared program in compliance with transportation regulations and issues BOCES-wide transportation bids. Transportation contracts are coordinated among the contractors, BOCES and participating school districts. Cost savings are achieved by consolidation of bus runs among the participating local school districts. Duplicate routes and associated costs are eliminated through cooperation among participating districts servicing regular and special education students. It is estimated that members of the Cooperative saved over $4,000,000 during the fifteen years of its operation.