NYAPT has engaged in advocacy for student and school bus safety for many years. We are proud of our impact on many key laws and regulations that govern our school transportation in New York. We believe our efforts help to keep our children and our school bus fleets safe and secure.
As professionals, we accept the responsibility for advocating before and educating public officials objectively and honestly about the needs of school transportation. We take our role as advocates very seriously. The safety and lives of our children are at stake. We are grateful for the work of our Legislative Committee and the Board of Directors in developing our public advocacy positions.
We are aware of the need to identify and execute measures that will make our operations ever more efficient without compromising safety. Accordingly, our advocacy efforts include recommendations that enhance performance, accountability and efficiency .
Below are key documents that reflect our positions on key issues and key source documents for our members to use. These documents begin with our overall Legislative Agenda which frames our efforts in the coming year.
NYAPT LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: 2017-2018
click here (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) for a list of legislation that the NYAPT Legislative Committee has reviewed.
The listing includes links to Bill Summaries as well as Memoranda to SUPPORT or OPPOSE those bills on which we have stated a position.
* Safety Issues: Board Policy Papers *
Universal Pre-Kindergarten & Transportation Click on the text to review NYAPT's white paper on transportation issues and needs related to Pre-Kindergarten students.
Safe Schools Transportation Recommendations Click on the text to review NYAPT's white paper and recommendations related to safety and security issues relating to school buses and school transportation facilities.
* State and Federal Regulations *
We are not currently reviewing any key State agency regulations.
We are not currently reviewing any key Federal agency regulations.