Decent bus routes for all schoolchildren now!


Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) is campaigning to achieve school bus routes that are:

  • SHORTER
  • SAFER
  • SENSIBLE
  • STABLE

We are against cutbacks in transportation that interfere with equal access to education for students with and without disabilities in all parts of New York City.

Contact: pistnyc@gmail.com

News

PIST Aug 19 organizing meeting notes 

Car Seats, Communication, GPS, Workforce status, Outreach, Bill of Rights
Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:57:00 PM
The August PIST meeting was attended by current and former school bus parents, education activists, school bus union delegates, and campaigners for fair wages/seniority for the school bus workforce. Two leaders of NY chapter of Comite Timon... read more
 

April to August 2017 newsletters 

under construction
Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:55:00 PM

See you on March 18, 2017 in the Bronx (and other events) 

We Will Defend Special Ed & Busing Rights
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:05:00 PM
1) This coming Saturday morning, March 18, PIST NYC and Comite Timon/NY Chapter are co-sponsoring an organizing workshop at Hostos College titled WE WILL DEFEND SPECIAL EDUCATION & BUSING RIGHTS. Everything will be in both English and... read more
 

Winter 2016-17 newsletters 

under construction - check back after 3/18/17
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:50:00 PM

Call Gov Cuomo before 11-23-16 

Urge him to sign A 8019 C the School bus bill
Friday, November 18, 2016 7:36:00 AM
NYS School Bus bill A8019C/S5984C is on the desk of Governor Cuomo and he will either sign it or veto between now and Weds 11/23. The bill makes Employee Protection Provisions law so that bus companies cannot drive down wages, benefits, and ... read more
 

Long term strike prevention thru legislation 

Guarantee decent standards for NYS school bus workers
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:10:00 PM
Urge Governor Cuomo to sign NYS legislation A.8019C / S.5429C on Employee Protection Provisions to retain experienced school bus personnel, which passed both houses in summer 2016 but has yet to reach Cuomo's desk as of this writing. You can use ... read more
 

Will there be a school bus strike Nov. 1? 

Parents can still influence the company
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:07:00 PM
Update: Teamsters L. 553 tells us that since the strike vote, Jofaz/ Y&M management now wants to negotiate again on Monday 10/31. PIST had asked parents to call the co., but apparently they just hang up on callers. Instead we can express... read more
 

Updated bus complaint advice  

Contact us at pistnyc@gmail.com for pdf and jpg versions
Monday, October 10, 2016 6:24:00 PM
SCHOOL BUS ADVICE courtesy of Parents to Improve School Transportation* updated Oct. 2016 (1) If your child is on a bus longer than is allowed, always file a complaint with OPT. Maximum times your child is allowed to spend on special ... read more
 

New 504 Accommodations form and HIPAA as of 2016-17 

The HIPAA is needed when requesting busing accommodations
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:13:00 PM
To anyone whose child uses a 504 for accommodations in school, be aware that the form has changed for 2016-17. There is a new format on the HIPAA so that parents do not have to separately initial their consent to discuss info when they sign their... read more
 

Car seats on alternate vehicles  

from a parent who did the research!
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:08:00 PM
On car seat regulations for alternate vehicles: A parent shared this info - please save - According to New York state law: In a school vehicle which is not built to meet federal school bus construction standards, New York State Law requires that... read more
 
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