School buses are the practical way for most school districts to ensure that kids can get to school. But in some cities, it's cheaper and simpler to contract with the local transit authority to provide extra service on routes needed to take people to school. That's what DC does for most kids, but now the rapaciously anti-transit Bush FTA says cities can't do it -- good bye economies of scale, hello inefficiency.
Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.