$1 billion for buses: where Ministry of Education money goes

$1 billion for buses: where Ministry of Education money goes
Thousands of school children use government-funded bus services.
Murray Jones
The Ministry of Education (MoE) has spent $10.3 billion on external contractors between 2018 to 2023, an Official Information Act (OIA) request submitted by BusinessDesk has found.A portion of this has been spent on $1.38b worth of student transport contracts with 39 operators, running for 12 years up to 2033.Three of the 20 most valuable MoE contracts overall in this period were with bus companies. Construction companies made up the vast majority of the rest.The operators’ owners vary from Canadian pension funds and Manhattan privat...

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