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12/23/12 Brief Report on School Bus Press Conference  

Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:44:00 PM
These are the media we saw at today’s press conference about school bus contract bids: Channel 41, 47, Fox 5, ABC7, WCBS 880 AM, DNAInfo, World Journal. Please let us know if you find any coverage. The lawyer for ATU 1181 responded to... read more
 

Sneak attack on busing safety as Winter Break begins 

Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:14:00 PM
12/22/12 Season’s Greetings from Parents to Improve School Transportation Urgent: Sneak attack on busing safety as Winter Break begins Some parents received a letter signed by Chancellor Walcott on Friday 12/21, admitting that DOE is... read more
 

Parents to Improve School Transp. Update 12/6/12 

Sunday, December 30, 2012 5:54:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transp. Update 12/6/12--News & Events, 1 attachment News 1. Amalgamated Transit Union local 1181-1061 reports that all of their laid-off school bus drivers and escorts were rehired for routes created by... read more
 

11/20/12 Reminder to Parents--possible crew changes 

Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:18:00 PM
Please start asking your child's bus crew whether they will still be there next week, only because this time of year is usually when the drivers with seniority get to pick their routes. Better to be informed and prepare your child than be... read more
 

What PIST thinks about the chartered coach companies 

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
 

STUDENTS DISPLACED BY SANDY DESERVE THE BEST IN BUSING 

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
 

11/12/12 Update on NYC School Transportation after Sandy 

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
 

11/8/12 Urgent-Cuomo drops standards for school buses and drivers, blaming Sandy 

Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:57:00 PM
NYS Governor just decided to suspend regulations for bus driver qualifications. See below. 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
 

Nov. 4 back to school update 

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
 

Press Release about Halloween protest 

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
 
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