Natrona County School Buses Get New Radios
Natrona County’s 110 school buses are getting new radios that tap into a state communications system for improved reception.
The radios will use the WyoLink system, funded by the Legislature for law enforcement and emergency responders.
WyoLink support manager Martin McCoy says the school buses are eligible because they can be used for emergency evacuations.
The Associated Press reports installers are getting the radios into the buses at a rate of about one per day. Drivers won’t switch over to the new system until all the buses have the new radios.
The cost of installing the radios is about $236,000. Chad Brush, the school district transportation director, says that money will be reimbursed by the state.