Parents to Improve School Transportation: VOTE YES! SCHOOL BUS BILL OF RIGHTS


Decent bus routes for all schoolchildren now!

Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) is campaigning to achieve school bus routes that are:


We are against cutbacks in transportation that interfere with equal access to education for students with and without disabilities in all parts of New York City.




Letter of intent to keep child off the bus until route is reasonable 

OPTIONAL - decide if this fits your situation
Friday, September 17, 2021 10:07:00 AM
If you are keeping your child(ren) off the school bus until the route time is shortened to match regulations and their IEP accommodations and/or until the number of children on board is decreased to match the science of physical distancing for... read more

Sept 2021 Update from PIST 

School bus advice & other resources
Sunday, September 12, 2021 10:49:00 PM
Sept 2021 Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation As public schools open this week, PIST NYC wishes luck to all our families whether you are waiting patiently for a school bus, using a backup form of transportation at first, or... read more

Fall 2021 School Bus Advice in 7 parts 

OPT is referring everything to the bus company or school but keep on them!
Friday, September 10, 2021 1:20:00 PM
Advice on SCHOOL BUS ROUTE complaints from Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC) Para consejos en español, llama Comité Timón 347-942-7413 #1 - NEW! - HOW TO GET ROUTE INFORMATION OPT... read more

Get a head start for Fall 2021 school busing 

Your main information source is the school
Monday, August 02, 2021 12:09:00 AM
This is a work in progress, please come back later for more details. So far, we can say: URGENT: contact your child's school about FALL BUSING & ask if you need any further paperwork! Typically, medical accommodation requests... read more

Update on free non-bus transportation to summer programs 

Sunday, August 01, 2021 11:45:00 PM
*Post about non-bus transportation to summer classes and related services* and POSSIBLE REIMBURSEMENT [NOTE: we are just the messenger! We are not grateful for bandaid solutions, after the damage is done, which do not involve a trained... read more

March to July 2021 

under construction
Sunday, August 01, 2021 11:44:00 PM

Feb 2021 PIST Update  

Fight Cuts, and more
Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM
February Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation Contents: Fight cuts to health & education funding Black History Month Covid 19 vaccine School bus workers & the pandemic Return to blended learning in middle... read more

Hot topics in School Transportation  

Temas candentes en el transporte escolar
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:25:00 PM
Hot topics in school transportation / Temas candentes en el transporte escolar 1) HOW TO ADD SPECIAL EDUCATION BUSING ON THE I.E.P. or Add Medical Transportation Accommodations if needed / [CÓMO AÑADIR EL AUTOBÚS DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL ... read more

2020-21 Advice on School Bus Route Complaints 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:24:00 PM
Advice on SCHOOL BUS ROUTE complaints from Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC) Para consejos en español, llama Comité Timón 347-942-7413 OPT maximum times* (including 10-15 min. grace... read more

When afternoon dropoff location is not the same as last year 

Links to forms in all DOE languages
Posted by Sara Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:43:00 PM
If child's PM dropoff site is different from AM pickup site - this is how to get ahead of this for whenever school reopens Request Updates to Your Child's Afternoon Drop-Off Address Notify the DOE of any changes you'd like for your... read more
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