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New NYC Education Chancellor Visits School Bus Company

Nicole Schlosser
Posted on September 6, 2018
Richard Carranza, the new schools chancellor for the New York City Department of Education, greeted Logan Bus Co. drivers at the company’s headquarters.
Richard Carranza, the new schools chancellor for the New York City Department of Education, greeted Logan Bus Co. drivers at the company’s headquarters.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — New York City's new education chancellor made special visits to schools and a school bus company to kick off the new school year on Wednesday.

Richard Carranza, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, met the Logan Bus Co. team at its Ozone Park headquarters to greet bus drivers on the first day of school to wish them a great start to the new school year, according to a news release from the bus company.

“You’re the first thing our children see today," Carranza said. "Make sure you greet them with a nice smile."

“It was a delight to have the chancellor here to see the operation this morning,” said Corey Muirhead, director of contracts and business development at Logan Bus. “The fact that he showed up at 5:30 a.m. to a bus depot yard proves his dedication to the children of this great city. It shows he understands that school busing is a tremendous component to education.”

Muirhead added that the drivers were honored to talk to Carranza, who spoke in both English and Spanish, and the drivers admired that he “was a very down-to-earth person.”

Carranza also spoke with Michael Tornabe, the president and owner of Logan Bus. Tornabe assured the chancellor that all of Logan’s 1,800-plus vehicles contracted with the New York City Department of Education were ready for the first day of school.

Logan Bus was the first of several stops that Carranza made to mark the first day of the new school year. He visited schools in all five boroughs, CBS New York reports. He later joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 377, a school in Ozone Park, to greet students as they entered the classrooms. Below is a tweet showing Carranza on a bus during his visit at the school.  

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Diane

     | about 16 days ago

    well, let me tell you what my daughter's day was like yesterday went to school on her bus (Pride trans) who has a phone # that nobody answers and when you do get through you get a busy signal tried for 2 days and couldn't get through. Yesterday 9/6 my daughter got on her bus, but mid-day OPT changed her bus. My daughter gets on the different bus to go home mind you she goes to a private school because she is diagnosed with Autism. the bus company now Logan has no contact information for the bus driver and asks my daughter where she lives and my daughter mentioned a landmark which she know and tells the bus driver. The bus driver takes her and asks where is her house. Now this about 1 mile away from my house, asks my daughter if she can contact anyone to get info as to where to take her to because they don't have my address or phone # just threw her on a bus. I can go on, make it short called OPT this am and filed a complaint but I wanted the supervisor who routes these buses and his name is Eshan Rahmen. Left him a VM this am and still has not returned my call. How can you not return a parents call who has a child has ASD and not contact me about changing a route. I am livid and i will fight this to the end and possibly get a Lawyer.

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