It looks like the threatened loss this week of transportation to hundreds of Wake County special-education students is over.
As noted in today's article, Lucas Transportation and the other private vendors have agreed to serve out the rest of the school year. Zell Lucas, president of Lucas Transportation, had threatened to shut down this week because he said the current contract is putting the company on the verge of financial collapse.
The stand down is welcome news to the 2,500 students who are served by the private vendors. These are kids who can't be put on regular buses for various reasons, such as behavioral issues, severe mental disabilities or homelessness.