COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Schools in Colorado Springs have hit a roadblock in their plans to charge students $1 each time they ride the bus — not enough students are signing up for rides.

The Falcon District 49 school board voted earlier this year to switch to a fee-for-service operation this fall after the state cut funding.

So far only half of the 3,000 students needed to break even have signed up.

The first day of school is Aug. 2. Last year around 4,800 students rode the bus daily.