Dan Wood, a bus driver for Shoreline Unified School District, pours water into the cooling system of a 1997 Thomas-built bus during his regular morning safety check. “Honestly, I’m not sure it’ll make it through the day,” he said. The district hopes to replace his bus and another by spring.    David Briggs

Dan Wood arrives at the garage below the West Marin School every winter weekday an hour before daybreak. As one of Shoreline Unified School District’s eight bus drivers, Mr. Wood, an eight-year bus operator from Dillon Beach, manages two routes: up to Pierce Point for Tomales High students and then back to Point Reyes for the elementary . . .

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