April to August 2017 newsletters 

under construction
Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:55:00 PM

See you on March 18, 2017 in the Bronx (and other events) 

We Will Defend Special Ed & Busing Rights
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:05:00 PM
1) This coming Saturday morning, March 18, PIST NYC and Comite Timon/NY Chapter are co-sponsoring an organizing workshop at Hostos College titled WE WILL DEFEND SPECIAL EDUCATION & BUSING RIGHTS. Everything will be in both English and... read more

Winter 2016-17 newsletters 

under construction - check back after 3/18/17
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:50:00 PM

Call Gov Cuomo before 11-23-16 

Urge him to sign A 8019 C the School bus bill
Friday, November 18, 2016 7:36:00 AM
NYS School Bus bill A8019C/S5984C is on the desk of Governor Cuomo and he will either sign it or veto between now and Weds 11/23. The bill makes Employee Protection Provisions law so that bus companies cannot drive down wages, benefits, and ... read more

Long term strike prevention thru legislation 

Guarantee decent standards for NYS school bus workers
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:10:00 PM
Urge Governor Cuomo to sign NYS legislation A.8019C / S.5429C on Employee Protection Provisions to retain experienced school bus personnel, which passed both houses in summer 2016 but has yet to reach Cuomo's desk as of this writing. You can use ... read more

Will there be a school bus strike Nov. 1? 

Parents can still influence the company
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:07:00 PM
Update: Teamsters L. 553 tells us that since the strike vote, Jofaz/ Y&M management now wants to negotiate again on Monday 10/31. PIST had asked parents to call the co., but apparently they just hang up on callers. Instead we can express... read more

Updated bus complaint advice  

Contact us at for pdf and jpg versions
Monday, October 10, 2016 6:24:00 PM
SCHOOL BUS ADVICE courtesy of Parents to Improve School Transportation* updated Oct. 2016 (1) If your child is on a bus longer than is allowed, always file a complaint with OPT. Maximum times your child is allowed to spend on special ... read more

New 504 Accommodations form and HIPAA as of 2016-17 

The HIPAA is needed when requesting busing accommodations
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:13:00 PM
To anyone whose child uses a 504 for accommodations in school, be aware that the form has changed for 2016-17. There is a new format on the HIPAA so that parents do not have to separately initial their consent to discuss info when they sign their... read more

Car seats on alternate vehicles  

from a parent who did the research!
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:08:00 PM
On car seat regulations for alternate vehicles: A parent shared this info - please save - According to New York state law: In a school vehicle which is not built to meet federal school bus construction standards, New York State Law requires that... read more

EPP bill passed Assembly, call Senate today 

Put school bus safety before company profits
Posted by Sara Thursday, June 25, 2015 7:13:00 AM
This is an update on Pending legislation in Albany re Employee Protection Provision to retain experienced and well trained drivers and attendants. A 8019 has passed the Assembly vote, but S 5984 (new number) still has opposition in the... read more
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