Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:48:00 PM
WHY IS THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN UP FOR BIDDING?
We are parents who organize other parents to demand better conditions for the education and transportation of students with and without disabilities.
We do not... read more
Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:46:00 PM
1) Next step in bidding on our kids' buses for next year is Thurs. Jan 3 at 1:00 p.m. at 30-30 Thomson Ave, LIC (next door to OPT).
Of course this is a tricky time of day for parents who have to meet the bus.
Please let us know if you would... read more
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
Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:14:00 PM
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
Sunday, December 30, 2012 5:54:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transp. Update 12/6/12--News & Events, 1 attachment
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
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
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