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

Halloween protest at OPT offices in Queens 

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

Many busing events throughout October! 

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

2012 School year busing chaos! 

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

Report on Dec. 6 ATU Press Conference 

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

PIST comments to ATU Press conference 

Sunday, December 11, 2011 12:04:00 PM
Students with Disabilities have the right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education under federal law. Anyone who undercuts yellow busing is undercutting the delivery of this civil right. Not every neighborhood school has the services or... read more

Relax about strike but not about safety 

Thursday, November 24, 2011 9:36:00 PM
PIST was an invited guest at the monthly membership meeting of school bus drivers’, escorts’, and mechanics’ Local 1181 ATU on November 22. This was clearly NOT a meeting to hold a strike vote. The president went over the union’s... read more

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
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