Chesterfield making changes because of gas price

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Gas prices keep going up, and the quick spike in prices has many making some big changes.

Cutting back is hard for any of us, but imagine having to cut back when you have to manage 2,400 vehicles.

That is how many Chesterfield County has, including school buses.

They have to run, so leaders are making other changes to save.

The county says its prepared for the gas spike and are surprisingly in good shape.

According to the Chesterfield Observer, county leaders say they've been looking at ways to save money since 2008 — when the economy first took a big hit.

School bus drivers are making sure they don't leave their buses idling for more than 10 minutes, and some routes have been cut down.

Only about half of the school bus fuel funds have been used this fiscal year.

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