Safety

Update: School bus service cut for Staten Island students

Posted on September 2, 2010

NEW YORK CITY — About 4,600 seventh and eighth grade students citywide, most from Staten Island, will have to find an alternative mode of transportation to school next week. The state Supreme Court has lifted a temporary restraining order that forced the Department of Education to keep providing bus service for these students.

SBF previously reported that city planned to end bus service for these students to save about $1.6 million, but the restraining order forced the city to continue providing buses until a hearing scheduled for Sept. 13.

However, NY1 News reported on Tuesday that the restraining order was lifted and that the city law department released the following statement in response to the ruling: "We feel the court made the correct legal decision."

The court’s decision is concerning to Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio and local parents. They told reporters that the borough has limited mass transit options and many roads have thick traffic and no sidewalks or crosswalks. They say that it would be dangerous for children to walk along those streets, according to NY1 News.

DOE officials said that parents can plead their cases for the city to provide bus service in court on Sept. 13.

Related Topics: cutting costs

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Photo courtesy IMMI/SafeGuard
Article

4 Keys for Enforcing Seat Belt Use

Although buckling up is a habit for many kids, bus drivers need a policy, training, and community support behind them for successful enforcement. Convertible seats help with implementation.

Robert Sumwalt has been sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman. Photo courtesy NTSB
News

Robert Sumwalt Named Chairman of NTSB

Sumwalt’s nomination for a two-year term by President Donald Trump is confirmed by the Senate and he is sworn in. Sumwalt has been serving as the agency’s acting chairman since March 31.

Video from a North Carolina school bus shows three cars hitting the bus one after the other, then speeding off. Shown here is an image from the video, which the Wilmington Police Department shared on its Facebook page.
News

3 Cars Hit North Carolina School Bus

School bus video footage shows the cars hitting the left side of the bus one after the other and speeding off after the bus driver drops off a student. 

Last year’s SBF Administrator of the Year award went to Ingrid Reitano (left) of New Jersey. She is seen here with her daughter, Tracy Lynch.
News

Nominate a Great Transportation Director

Know an exemplary school transportation director who deserves recognition? School Bus Fleet is accepting nominations for our Administrator of the Year award.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!