February 22-23   Winter Workshop

April 27   Operation Safe Stop Day

May 14-18   School Transportation
                    Appreciation Week

July 15-18   60th Annual


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 cost efficiency are not currently reviewing any state agency regulations.

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.


2017 School Transportation Budget Priorities

2017 School Transportation Legislative Agenda


* Legislation and Legislative Memoranda *

We have provided a listing of all the legislation that the NYAPT Legislative Committee has reviewed.  Bills for which we have taken a SUPPORT or OPPOSE position have or will soon have links that open to our Memoranda in Support or in Opposition.  Some 16 memoranda are already linked for your reference and use.

CLICK HERE to Open the table of this legislation.

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.

In relation to Federal regulations, NYAPT has submitted an extensive set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding their proposed regulations on Entry Level Driver Training requirements. CLICK HERE for a copy of our Letter to the FMCSA.


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