Special Needs Transportation

Special-Needs Students Stuck on Bus for 8 Hours

Posted on November 30, 2018

BRONX, N.Y. — A school bus transporting students with special needs took nearly eight hours to complete its routes after being stuck in traffic due to the city's first major winter storm, WABC reports.

The bus, run by Phillips Bus Company, traveled through gridlocked intersections on Nov. 15 to transport preschool students with special needs from a child development center in Harlem, according to the news source. At midnight, five students were still on board the bus, WABC reports.

City Councilman Ben Kallos was able to track the bus down by calling the bus driver’s cellphone, while officers from the New York Police Department escorted the bus as it finished its routes, according to the news source.

Officials told WABC that the remaining students were safely returned home by 3 a.m., and that the city plans to install tracking systems on all of its school buses.

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