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In the bus union's own words 11/19/11 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:22:00 PM
Statement from ATU Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello Although Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to put the safety of New York City children first makes a strike likely, there are no immediate plans for one. The issue here is getting... read more
 

PIST reaction to DOE attack on school bus workers 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:02:00 PM
The Chancellor's letter of 11/18/11 is painting a picture of rogue workers trying to deny our kids a ride to school for no good reason, but our experience has been that it is the DOE's own Office of Pupil Transportation which puts both the... read more
 

Buses for students in the shelter system 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:01:00 PM
We are seeking ways to connect with families, activists and advocates of and for homeless students who may need busing in order to stay in one school as they move through the city’s shelter system. Busing should be helpful, not a new source of... read more
 

Outreach around NYC in early November 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:59:00 PM
Outreach: November 5 at Hostos College, PIST got to meet and greet education activists from the Bronx and beyond in an exciting workshop within the “People’s Assembly”. We thank the South Bronx Community Congress and other sponsors for... read more
 

Summary of briefing with ATU 1181-1061 late Oct. 2011 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:57:00 PM
PIST had our first 2011-12 meeting with the Amalgamated Transportation Union local leadership. A few things we learned: The legislation to guarantee that pre-K and Early Intervention busing will be covered by an Employee Protection Provision, ... read more
 

PIST report from CCSE Oct. 20 public meeting on busing 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:35:00 AM
The Citywide Council on Special Education’s October 20 public meeting for parents to address Office of Pupil Transportation reps was very interesting. Again we saw: cases of very young children placed on buses with teens with severe... read more
 

NEW PARENT-FRIENDLY DATA ON SPECIAL ED BUSING ISSUES 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:53:00 PM
The Public Advocate’s report came out on October 14, you can follow this link: http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/schooltransportation Please read it and use the feedback form. We are glad that the office of Bill de Blasio listened... read more
 

School Bus Rights for All Children Now! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:47:00 PM
Fulton Houses Tenant Association presents: School Bus Rights for All Children Now! --394 bus routes were cut in September 2011 --Many routes are too long, hot, or crowded --Children miss hours of school every week because of... read more
 

Three Upcoming Events 

Friday, July 22, 2011 11:04:00 PM

Here are three events that deal with school busing, coming up in the next week and a half, and suggested phone call and letter sending to be done at any convenient time.

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Student Killed in Road Accident 

Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:29:00 PM

Staten Island schoolgirl killed in dash for city bus

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The facts that stand out to us are that in September of 2010, Office of Pupil Transportation

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