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Making More Money, Part 8 — The Evacuation Bus

Those of us not yet senile all remember Hurricane Katrina. And apart from the obscene property damage, we all remember the death toll and the suffering toll – both of which could have been avoided had we had taken advantage of a moderate slice of our motorcoach fleet lying within perhaps a six- to 12-hour radius of New Orleans. We always seem to learn our lessons one catastrophe too late. Indeed, the evolution of U.S. schoolbus vehicles reflects this very theme, catastrophe by catastrophe. Even then, as the Hurricane Rita tragedy illustrated two years after Hurricane Katrina, we do not