Decent bus routes for all schoolchildren now!


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

  • SHORTER
  • SAFER
  • SENSIBLE
  • STABLE

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.

Contact: pistnyc@gmail.com

News

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 pistnyc@gmail.com 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
 

Letter to Albany rep's in support of EPP bills 

Pass S 5618 / A 8019
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:08:00 PM
147 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 June 4, 2015 To Whom It May Concern: Parents to Improve School Transportation NYC is a citywide volunteer organization of concerned family members of children and youth who ride yellow buses... read more
 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN THE FIGHT FOR PORTER SERVICE 

contact info for FREE lawyers who have past success in this !!
Monday, April 13, 2015 9:51:00 PM
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN THE FIGHT FOR PORTER SERVICE 1-Special Education lawyer Gary Mayerson will defend porter service students pro bono. Fill out the parent intake form at http://mayerslaw.com and/or call the office... read more
 

Update April 13, 2015 

NEWS, EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, ONGOING
Monday, April 13, 2015 9:48:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transportation Update April 13, 2015 April is Autism Acceptance month, see http://autismacceptancemonth.org/ NEWS Bids on 4000 NYC school bus routes will NOT occur the first week of May, they have been put off... read more
 
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