MORE pupils in Huddersfield will soon be riding to school on American-style yellow buses.
West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority is expanding the scheme after winning Government cash.
The yellow buses will serve another six Kirklees schools - King James's High at Almondbury, Kirkheaton Primary, Moldgreen Community Primary, Rowley Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery, Lepton, Dalton Junior, Infant and Nursery, and Lepton Junior, Infant and Nursery.
The buses provide a safe way for pupils to get to and from school. They wear seat-belts and specially-trained drivers operate the same bus and journey each day to build up a good working relationship.
The buses also help cut school gate congestion by ferrying pupils who would otherwise be taken by car.
New buses are being introduced across West Yorkshire with the help of an £18.7m Government award. They will be phased in after the autumn half-term.
Clr Stanley King, chairman of West Yorkshire Passenger Transport authority, said: "Each cluster to be served is based on one secondary school and up to six primary schools.
"This will maximise both the use of the buses and the benefits of reducing school gate congestion."
The first yellow buses in Huddersfield were introduced in September last year, to serve Rawthorpe junior and Rawthorpe infant schools.
A scheme at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School at Hove Edge, Brighouse, is said to have cut car use by 91%.