Pupil Transportation

News & Notes


04/16/18 - Paul Overbaugh appointed as New York State Director of Pupil Transportation

04/02/18 - May CPI will be RELEASED on June 12th at 8:30am

01/25/18 - DOT "Medical Marijuana" Notice @  https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/medical-marijuana-notice

12/15/17 - Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be 54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from last year.

  • 2018 = 54.5 cents per mile
  • 2017 = 53.5 cents per mile

12/05/17 - The Commissioner's SBDI/MI Advisory Board 2017-18 Meeting Dates: 

  • September 28, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • March 15, 2018
  • May 31, 2018

6/14/17 - The May CPI rate for calculating maximum possible increases for pupil transportation contract extensions in the 2017-2018 school year is 1.8%.

2/7/17 - Federal Regulations for School Buses Word Document Icon

6/16/16 - The May CPI rate for calculating maximum possible increases for pupil transportation contract extensions in the 2016-2017 school year is 0.9%.

05/31/16 -  Application and Information for the 2017 Master Instructor Course

02/22/16  - The Office of Pupil Transportation at NYSED would like to thank two leaders in the Pupil Transportation field for drafting this article on the dangers of dragging incidents, where children are caught in school bus doors, and carried for a distance. This poses a great risk to the children you transport, and we urge all of those responsible for pupil transportation to engage in training to prevent further incidents. Please read this updated article for more information.   PDF ICON  (6,232KB)

04/08/15 - Parkway restrictions for school buses on Long Island.

If any school district transportation office or transportation operator has a question on what vehicles are permitted on the NYS Parkways in Region 10 (Suffolk and Nassau Counties) please call: New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation -
Long Island Region: (631) 669-1000.

They should be able to help you with any direction or guidance concerning this.

03/20/15Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal Preparation and Filing - State Aid Website

04/12/12 -

  1. All requests for NPO, NPC, and PIRP room approvals.
  2. Certificates for school bus driver, monitor and attendant - Basic and Advanced Courses of Instruction.
  3. Requests for lost certificates.
  4. MV 104F for school bus accidents (the NY State Education Department copy).

    Should be sent to: 
    Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI)
    10 Adler Drive, Suite 102
    East Syracuse, New York  13057

    Phone: 315-475-1386 or 1 800-836-2210
    Fax:     315-475-5033

    PTSI Website   External Link
Last Updated: April 16, 2018