OMG Mern that is wild about the buses, holy. My kids rode the bus and it is less that 1/4 mile. They were supposed to be within walking distance but due to the logging trucks and such on the road, the bus picked them up. My neighbour's kid got hit walking by a logging truck (he's ok - this was like 20 years ago). I've never heard of such challenges with bussing. Wow.
My nearest public bus is about 30 miles away lol. Too lazy to walk that