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VOX 9/23/2021

AMERICA'S CAR CRASH EPIDEMIC

https://www.vox.com/22675358/us-car-deaths-year-traffic-covid-pandemic

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9/19/2021 Governor Hochul Addresses School Bus Driver Shortage

  • State Launching Outreach to More Than 550,000 Commercial Driver's License Holders in New York State
  • Governor Directs State Agencies to Utilize Creative Approaches to Support Schools
  • Recruitment of Drivers and Expand Commercial Driver's License Testing Sites

PRESS RELEASE

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9/2/2021 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT DETERMINATION

On September 2, 2021, the New York State Department of Health issued a determination requiring all school personnel, including bus drivers and contracted bus drivers, to submit proof of full vaccination or submit to weekly testing for the COVID-19 virus.  This is not a requirement to be vaccinated, rather vaccination exempts you from weekly testing. This takes effect immediately.  

Click on Commissioner's Determination to read the entire Commissioner's Determination on COVID-19 Testing.

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NBCNEWYORK.COM 9/1/2021

DRIVER SHORTAGE - BAYSHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/school-bus-operators-struggle-to-find-drivers-ahead-of-school-year/3241219/

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YAHOO.COM 9/1/2021

FAYETTE COUNTY BUS DRIVER ON DRIVER SHORTAGE

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m-fayette-county-bus-driver-130809938.html?guccounter=1

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NYSED 8/12/21

NYSED Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year


NYAPT CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS

       School Bus Safety Week



                                        October 18-22, 2021


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TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION

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6/11/2021

The CPI for the 2021-2022 School Year is 3.2%.


NYAPT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS

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BOARD MEETING


Next Board Meeting September 25, 2021

June 12, 2021, and Annual Meeting Minutes Coming Soon


How to Behave Around School Buses in New York

(Information from the Department of Motor Vehicles - New York)

School Buses are Unlike Other Vehicles

School buses have bigger blind spots, take longer to stop, and need more room to maneuver than a standard vehicle. Buses should be treated differently than you would treat an average-sized vehicle. It is important for drivers to know how to react to a school bus in operation.

When you encounter a school bus:

  • Slow down. School buses make frequent stops, so be patient and drive at a reasonable speed. Remember, in addition to picking up and dropping off students, school buses are required by law to stop at railroad crossings.
  • Be alert. Always be aware of children and parents that may be waiting at a school bus stop or perhaps running to catch the bus before it departs.
  • Come to a complete stop at least 20 feet away from the bus.
  • Be extra careful to look around before moving your vehicle, as children may be walking in front of, behind, or on the side of school buses. Check for pedestrians - especially near schools, bus stops, playgrounds, parks, and behind parked cars.

Right of Way

When a school bus stops and flashes its red lights, traffic approaching from either direction must stop before reaching the bus:

      • on a two-lane road
      • on multi-lane highways
      • on divided highways

Share the Road

Yellow flashing lights mean the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Slow down and prepare to stop your vehicle.

Red flashing lights mean the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off.  Stop your vehicle and wait until the school bus resumes motion or until signaled by the driver or police officer to proceed.

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Webinar Series - Planning for an Electric Bus Fleet

(Sponsored by Leonard Bus Sales, Inc.)

NYAPT is pleased to announce a webinar series scheduled to begin in October 2021 focusing on the implementation of electric vehicles in your bus fleet. This FALL 2021 ELECTRIC VEHICLE WEBINAR SERIES will be presented by Kyle Buying, P.E. , Co-Founder and Principal at Cornice Technology, a company that provides products and services in support of the EV industry. Topics include Planning for an Electric Bus Fleet , Understanding Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure and Understanding Electricity as a Fuel . Each topic will be presented in a one-hour format with time for questions at the end.

So mark your calendars! These informational webinars are scheduled for October 14, 28 and November 4 th from 11:00 AM – noon.

Go to NYAPT-SPONSORED UPCOMING EVENTS on this Page to register!


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