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Hartford won't renew school bus contract with Dattco

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Hartford announced it's not renewing its bus contract with Dattco. (WFSB file photo) Hartford announced it's not renewing its bus contract with Dattco. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

School officials in Hartford announced that their district will not renew its school bus contract with a company where drivers held a walk out.

A month ago, more than 100 Dattco drivers held a one-day work stoppage.

School officials said it forced 3,400 students to miss school.

Hartford's Board of Education approved a 3-year $20.4 million contract with rival company specialty transportation.

It said Specialty already transports about 1,500 Hartford students who have special needs.

The district said Dattco's contract bid was nearly $2 million more.

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