Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:15:00 PM
This is what PIST thinks about the chartered coach companies, hired under the provisions of Cuomo's Nov. 7 Executive Order (http://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorder/65):
Has any training and screening been done to qualify these bus... read more
Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:02:00 PM
November 10, 2012
STUDENTS DISPLACED BY SANDY DESERVE THE BEST IN BUSING
Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) is alarmed by Governor Cuomo’s November 7 executive order to change what qualifies a driver to be a school bus... read more
Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:59:00 PM
11/12/12 Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation
The long term and indirect effects of the hurricane are coming closer to all schools and school buses, as resources are being stretched instead of replenished.
We have... read more
Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:57:00 PM
NYS Governor just decided to suspend regulations for bus driver qualifications.
Obviously it is nerve wracking for parents to have bus driven by someone who yes, knows how to drive a big vehicle, but no, never trained or worked... read more
Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:53:00 PM
Additional school/bus info for tomorrow
Since we sent out the below blast earlier, we have also gotten
1-- this link to new, longer list (now including several D75 sites) of closed and relocated schools thanks to Class Size... read more
Sunday, October 28, 2012 5:15:00 PM
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES STILL TOO LONG, FAMILIES SAY
The Queens chapter of Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) will be at the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) at 44-36 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City at 10:30 a.m.... read more
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:41:00 PM
DOE's OPT wants less $ invested in bussing but we need more! We need a School Bus Bill of Rights.
Please help get out the word about this week day event to dramatize our serious anger with a touch of humor:
Long School Bus routes that... read more
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:27:00 PM
Thanks to all who attended PIST meeting in Queens held Oct 6. We decided to support events such as the following 4:
1. Weds 10/10/12
New York City Council Hearing:
School Bus Service in NYC: Is DOE Meeting the Need?
1:00 p.m.... read more
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:26:00 PM
Please click on Events page for 9-19-12 parent press conference on busing.
There is much to write about...This website has been neglected
but will be updated soon.
To receive PIST emails with news and events (about once a week... read more
Sunday, December 11, 2011 12:08:00 PM
On December 6, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181-1061 gave a rebuttal to NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s false announcement (Nov. 18) of an impending citywide school bus strike. The billionaire politician’s attempt to turn parent anger against... read more