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What are some transportation options for kids?

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Parents can rely on various transportation options to allow their children to get around, such as carpooling, bicycling, walking, busing, public transportation and private transportation. The options available to parents depends on the family's situation and the purpose of the trip.

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Children who need to get to and from school every day may live close enough to walk or bike to the school. Many districts provide free busing to students who live more than one or two miles from the school. Private schools may also offer private busing that parents can sign their kids up for at a monthly or semester-based fee rate.

Those children too close to the school to get bused or who need to go somewhere else, may be able to bike it. Older kids who have their driver's licenses may be able to drive a vehicle to school. Some school districts in areas with plentiful public transportation may have public bus or subway passes available for students to use to get to school or related-events. Using public transport is an option parents can consider for sending kids to other locations across town. Parents should consider riding on the bus with the child a few times to guide them through the process and routes.

Private transportation companies also exist in many areas. They provide regularly, scheduled trips to a pre-selected destination for a monthly fee.

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