There is a new dimension adding to rush hour traffic in the Village of Bethel. In an effort to cut expenses, the Bethel-Tate board of education changed to a tier busing system on March 30. The elimination of high school busing and the change of starting and ending times at the high school and primary school are creating a scheduling problem for many families and a traffic back-up within the village.
Bick Primary School buses depart the school at 4:15 p.m. just as many commuters are beginning to pass through the village on State Route 125. With many parents parking at the schools to pick up their children who don’t ride the buses and commuters just trying to navigate through the village, Bethel Police have their hands full.