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Private busing service starts Thursday in Lakota

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Former NFL player and Lakota graduate, Troy Evans, has started his own private busing company for Lakota students. Buses will start picking up the more than 1,000 students enrolled for the service on Thursday.

Monday, Evans made it a point to meet with families using his new service.

"This is a serious thing obviously people are putting their children on our buses everyday," said Evans. "We want them to know we take this seriously and it's nice to put a face behind the name."

When the Lakota School District made nearly $3 million in cuts to transportation earlier this year, bus drivers lost their jobs. Now the Lakota Bus Service has hired some of those laid off drivers.

"We had a lot of people that were laid off after the budget cuts and were wanting to still drive in the district, they love the district and the kids and already have a connection.

Evans says between 15 to 20 buses will run daily. Bus drivers started getting ready for the start of school several weeks ago.

Parents say they feel confident using the new bus service.

"When this came out we were very excited because it will be a consistent schedule and she'll know where she is going everyday," said Aimee Madding, parent.

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