What’s New in Student Transportation This Year

Chancellor greets bus driversStrengthening our Partnerships

Plans for the 2019-2020 School Year

  • We will work with Via to implement their state-of-the-art bus routing, tracking, and communication system so that parents can track their child’s bus location in real-time, and receive service updates.
  • We will partner with the MTA to improve and streamline the student MetroCard program for families and schools.

Expanding Access to Information

Transportation connections graphic with phone, letters and tablet

Plans for the 2019-2020 School Year

  • We will propose an update to Chancellor’s Regulation A-801 to include increased expectations for quality transportation services, expanded eligibility, and address new technologies used on school buses to provide for added safety for our students.

Strengthening Our WorkforceSchool bus graphic

  • Beginning last fall, all 15,000 bus drivers and attendants now undergo the same rigorous fingerprinting and background checks as our teachers and school staff.
  • We increased the training and accountability for bus companies, and our drivers now practice all bus routes twice before the first day of school.
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