Pupil Transportation

News & Notes


08/27/18 - The Pupil Transportation office has moved. Our new address is:

The New York State Education Department, Pupil Transportation Unit

89 Washington Ave, 1075 EBA, Albany, NY 12234

07/16/18 - 2017's Master Instructors are now listed. Congratulations to our newest leaders in Pupil Transportation.

06/12/18 - CPI for 2018-19 is 2.2%

05/16/18 - Recall: Seat Mounting Braket Fracture

To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use this VIN Look-up Tool.              HTSA Recall ID Number : 18V253

Manufacturer :  Daimler Trucks North America LLC                         Seat Mounting Bracket Fracture



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05/09/18 - Commissioner’s Advisory Committee for Pupil Transportation Services - Next meeting - May 31, 2018 - NYS Education Building, Room 217 EB, from 1-5PM

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

04/02/18 - CPI for 2018-19 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 - Commissioner’s Advisory Committee for Pupil Transportation Services 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: August 27, 2018