Why are Tier 1 pickup times earlier?

While it is projected that the 20 minutes of total time added to the schedule will result in significant improvements, it does not fix the challenge occurring in Tier 1 of buses which are getting slowed significantly by the confluence of car riders and student drivers. This reality is the primary reason for the Tier 1 on-time status from the time a bus picks up their first stop to the time they drop off at the school.  

To build in additional time to the Tier 1 drop-off schedule and provide separation between buses and car riders, an additional 10 minutes will be built into the bus pickup times for Tier 1 schools.  

These adjustments will improve traffic patterns by separating the arrival time of buses from most car riders and student drivers, allowing buses to begin their Tier 2 routes on time.