HOUSTON -

When it comes to transportation, the Houston Independent School District has one of the best fleets in the nation. According to Government Fleet, a leading transportation industry magazine, HISD is ranked 52 on the list of the top 100 fleets for 2012.

This is the second consecutive year HISD has made the list. This year, HISD moved up five spots, and is the only school district in the county to earn a spot on the list.

"Ranking among the best in the nation is a clear reflection of the hard work of our transportation team, from our bus drivers to our mechanics and our entire staff," HISD's Chief Operating Officer Leo Bobadilla said. "HISD's Transportation Department is truly dedicated to safely transporting our students to and from school every day," he added.

HISD operates and maintains 1,002 school buses, which transport nearly 29,000 students daily clocking more than 13 million miles a year.

Each year, the top 100 fleets are chosen based on documentation of key performance measurements used to track work progress, use of technology, evidence of a high trust culture where employees feel confident to voice their opinions on procedures, repairing vehicles right the first time, and quick efficient turnarounds on repairs.