On my afternoon bus ride home I get the pleasure of being surrounded by middle and high school students that go to to one of the regular public schools in the area. I wondered why they ride the city bus instead of the school bus. Turns out, it costs the students $2.00 per trip on the school bus and only $1.00 per trip on the city bus. I was surprised that the school bus wasn't free for the students! Luckily for the students at the school I work at, bus transportation is free.