The Yellow School Bus is an American Icon. It is a symbol of school bus safety but also is an iconic image of American Education and our schools.  It represents safety and the best traditions of our schools and education system.

In New York State, over 2.3 million children ride a yellow school bus to and from school each day. We believe that it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that that the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride.




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  • In keeping with the Constitution and over 200 years of tradition, Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State message before a full Convention Center with both houses of the Legislature and dozens of state, federal, and local dignitaries in attendance.
        -  The Governor recognized the extent to which illegal passing is a danger to children and cited Operation Safe Stop data to support his statements.  He then  committed to proposing a new law that would increase the fines for illegal passing;
       -  The Governor also discussed the plans being developed for uses of the VW Settlement funds and noted that a portion of the money would be used to replace “old, high-emitting school  buses that pollute the air in the vicinity of schools…”  His statement also reflect a preference for “replacing diesel with emission-free electric vehicles.”
  • As you may know, on December 31, 2017, the State minimum wage was increased for many (but not all) workers from $9.70 to $10.40 in non-Metropolitan areas. The minimum wage in NY City goes from $11.00 to $13.00 and for the counties of Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau it increases from $10.00 to $11.00. Those increases are the second part of a multi-year and multi-tiered series of increases in the minimum wage in our state.  The first step was taken a year ago at the end of 2015 as part of the 2015-16 state budget deal.

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As we embark on the 60th year of Transportation Education we thank our Industry Leaders for their support of NYAPT and the Cyr Foundation.

Thursday & Friday  2/22-2/23  Albany Marriott

We are pleased to announce the 2018 WINTER WORKSHOP!  Two days filled with important, timely and trending information.  Presentations will include basic legal requirements, emerging issues and information, and useful ideas and tips for managing your Team and streamlining operations.

industry leaders

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President's Theme

As we all “start our engines” to provide students across the State a safe ride to and from school…let’s remember how we make it happen. You know, “The under the hood” stuff. That is all of you!!   I encourage you to remain active and up-to-date on all aspects of transportation. Your association provides you the road map to success!! Be an active member of your local Chapter meetings, sign-up for a Webinar, join a Committee, be present at a Board Meeting, or attend a Conference. If your anything like me, do them all. These tools help to accelerate your passion, your drive and your minds!!
Lori-Ann Savino, Jericho Public Schools

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