Children who are simply left standing.
And parent taxis who have to help out: the situation around the school buses in Gauting is unsatisfactory.
Now there is an official complaint.
- Green councilors Anne Franke and Claudia Nothaft complained to the district office about problems with the MVV buses that are supposed to transport children from Oberbrunn and Unterbrunn home from the upper Gauting elementary school.
"On Monday lunchtime, my seven-year-old daughter was simply left standing," reports Nothaft from Oberbrunn.
“I only drive taxis for my children.
I'm slowly bursting my collar. "District office spokesman Stefan Diebl says on request:" We are already talking to MVV and the bus company.
There is a clear mandate that must be fulfilled. "
Gauting: School bus leaves girls (7) standing - "Only drive a taxi for my children"
Anne Franke also noticed that there was a problem with the school buses.
The local councilor and member of the state parliament has been campaigning for functioning bus routes in Gauting for years.
Parents reported that "children did not know which bus they had to get on" because the bus drivers either telephoned or could not have understood the children because they "did not speak German," said Franke.
In the meantime, five parents' taxis from Oberbrunn and at least ten from Unterbrunn regularly drive to elementary school, "because local public transport is perceived as too unreliable".
School bus problem in Gauting: "Four years of suffering behind us"
Nothaft had campaigned for the MVV bus to Oberbrunn to stop right in front of the primary school at the Sontowski complex during construction work - “so that the children don't have to go through the construction site”.
In early summer, she still had to watch a driver let children get on the center line of Ammerseestrasse in flowing traffic.
“We have four years of suffering behind us,” says the mother of three.
The bus drivers kept talking on the phone and were not interested in the children at all.
First graders would have to tell the drivers where to go to Oberbrunn.
“So that my daughter can report when the bus drives past her again,” she bought her a smartwatch.
School bus problem in the Starnberg district: First graders have to show drivers the way
Because it had already happened to the second grader that the sign of the bus in front of the upper elementary school read “Betriebsfahrt”. When the child asked, “Are you going to Oberbrunn?”, The driver replied: “I don't understand anything.” Last Friday, the driver didn't even go to the hamlet of Hausen, where a student lives, but went straight to Oberbrunn drove.
"I ask you to investigate the matter and to find a good solution as quickly as possible," Franke appealed to the district office. The parents are calling for their own school bus. From Franke's point of view, the problems within the MVV system should be solved. Actually, one should be happy that the school buses have been successfully integrated into local public transport - this makes economic and ecological sense. According to district office spokesman Diebel, employees of the transport department will now have a look at what works and what doesn't ”.
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