LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Charter buses are being used to alleviate a lingering transportation problem in the Clark County School District, but a business operating out of Las Vegas faces its own challenges in the form of a shortage of bus drivers.
Arrow Stage Lines is a charter bus company that operates offices in several cities, including Las Vegas. The company said it faces a significant driver shortage that is affecting business in all of its markets.
President and CEO Luke Busskohl said the pandemic wiped out 95% of his business overnight.
Arrow has its own driver shortage, but the company has done what it can to help CCSD solve their transportation problems.
CCSD is short of more than 200 bus drivers, and district-wide sporting events have been canceled as a result. Arrow and the school district worked together to meet athletic needs. The company has reserved three buses for school district events.
âWe are here to support school districts. We always have. We love to work with them. He’s a phenomenal customer for us. And we are here to support them in any way we can, âBusskohl said.
Tourism is slowly rebounding in Las Vegas, and Busskohl said his business is making positive gains despite the shortage of drivers.
âFall is historically the busiest time of year. So all of our weekends are pretty much full today. So the biggest problem is still the drivers, âsaid Busskohl.
Busskohl said people are feeling more comfortable traveling as more people get vaccinated.
With the Las Vegas office back to about 50% of its business, Busskohl expects his business to rebound completely and things to be much different in 2022. Arrow Stage Lines is currently hiring drivers. Visit the company’s career page to apply.
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