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Hoover bus study released; NAACP launches own investigation into cuts

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A study examining school bus cuts in the city of Hoover was released Friday.  The study was financed by Hoover City Councilman Gene Smith.   Data from the study suggests the bus cuts would impact "home desirability and increasing pricing trends."  The study notes the Birmingham Metro is in a "recovery mode" and that housing prices and housing sales are growing after the recession and cuts to school transportation would have a negative impact.  A representative from the Zanola company, who completed the study, will present their finding at a Hoover City council meeting scheduled for Monday night at 6pm.

ABC 33/40's Larry Miller has also learned the NAACP is launching their own investigation into the bus cuts.  Representatives with the organization say they will submit their findings to the Department of Justice.  They say their initial findings show the cuts will have a substantial impact on families of color.

Larry Miller will have an update on FOCUS @ 4 and on ABC 33/40 news @ 6. 

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