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.




Busing Update pt. 2 (dress warmly) 

Contents: Ventilation, Capacity, Mask Exempt, Cleaning, Precautions at bus yards, link to D75 video
Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:16:00 PM
Busing Update pt. 2 (dress warmly) Contents: Ventilation, Capacity, Mask Exempt, Cleaning, Precautions at bus yards, link to D75 video See earlier email or for info on Communication... read more

Busing Update pt. 1 (answer the phone) 

Communication such as it is; First day on the bus
Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:50:00 AM
Busing Update pt. 1 (answer the phone) Our goal is sharing--in 2 blogs today--all the info we could gather from other busing advocates including the workers/union (ATU 1181-1061), and OPT about the status of NYC school bus routes. We... read more

Fight for Busing 2020 

Maintaining students’ & workers’ rights/safety in the time of COVID19
Posted by Sara Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:20:00 PM
Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation 8/27/2020 School busing in the time of COVID19 -- Maintaining students’ & workers’ rights/safety Contents: Lack of communication (they don’t tell us) and collaborative planning... read more

Covid 19 School Bus safety conversation  

with links to NYSED, NYCDOE and ATU info
Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:19:00 AM
PIST been advocating for years to improve school bus riding conditions of students with and without disabilities. Ideas put forward in our School Bus Bill of Rights and on other occasions include: fewer... read more

OPT redefines gen ed school bus eligibility 

New paperwork for one by one exceptions
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM
PLEASE Inform families and school staff of sudden changes to general education busing eligibility as per This was pointed out to Parents to Improve School... read more

part 3 Issues of reopening during Covid 

Academy of Pediatrics & Educator Union statements
Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:35:00 PM
1. From The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Education Association (NEA) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association “Returning to school is important for the healthy development and... read more

Special Education is at risk in Puerto Rico 

Join July 14 press conference by Comite Timon NY Chapter
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:58:00 PM
This is one of the articles available in English on the bill that Puerto Rican parent activists and educators insist the governor must veto to prevent further harm to students with disabilities. ... read more

part 2 Issues of reopening during Covid 

PIST talking points, ATU contract proposals, Post article, Daily News article
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:26:00 PM
1. We highlighted 5-6 points in speaking with the media after the City announced its vague plans for September with barely a peep about busing. Here they are in case it got lost in the editing: A- NYCDOE's Return To School survey only asked what... read more

part 1 Issues of reopening during Covid 

Task Force members, Edweek, IncludeNYC, AQENY, MORE-UFT
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:04:00 PM
Our basic position is that the decisions for school and school busing safety can't be made by entities who do not experience the consequences firsthand. In terms of busing, that includes at a minimum, established representatives of: families of... read more

Dec 14: Special Education Rights from NY to Puerto Rico 

+ Letter to Governor: S6208 for School bus workers
Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:27:00 PM
1. Rally Reminder/details/background 2. School bus news item 1. Supporters of Comite Timon, including PIST, will be gathering this Saturday December 14 to chant and make music in defense of "Special education rights from NY to Puerto Rico"... read more
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