In Colorado, Nobody Rides (To School) For Free

Parents in the third-largest school district in Colorado are being asked to lay out 50 cents per ride if they want their children to take the bus to and from their learning institutions. The program, which starts next year, will raise about $2 million for the cash-strapped Douglas County School District — which is looking to reduce its annual operating costs by some $31 million after cutting $80 million from its budget over the past four years.