Cover: A Transportation Program for Filling Idle Classrooms in Los Angeles

A Transportation Program for Filling Idle Classrooms in Los Angeles

Published 1966

by D. R. Fulkerson, Arnold L. Horelick, Lloyd S. Shapley, Daniel Weiler


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A city-wide transportation model designed to fill vacant seats in elementary school classrooms with pupils voluntarily bused from overcrowded schools elsewhere. Basic requirements include minimum cost and minimum distance traveled (average travel time, one way, is 20 minutes). Data, working assumptions, detailed routing (with map), and cost estimates are presented. By transporting 10 percent of the pupils now on short sessions, the program would provide the equivalent of 72 new classrooms at a daily cost per child of 67 cents, while alleviating de facto segregation. (Prepared for presentation to the Los Angeles Board of Education by Transport-A-Child, a nonprofit educational foundation.)

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