Our focus

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute is the leading provider of resources and training for school bus drivers in support of their goal of the safe, efficient transportation of children. PTSI provides a broad range of safety and management services to school transportation providers in New York State and across the country. The primary areas of PTSI’s work include: training courses and certifications; safety and training resource materials; consultation and evaluative studies; and workshop and program development services. PTSI provides the training tools and courses needed for those looking to enhance their transportation career.
Courses and Training

Some of our most notable courses are the School Bus Driving Instructor (SBDI), SBDI Professional Development Seminar (PDS), 19-A Certified Examiner and 19-A CE Refresher; just to name a few.

NYSED Courses

PTSI manages the School Bus Driver Database for the New York State Education Department. View listings of NYSED Basic, Advanced, and Monitor courses in one place.

Products & Resources

The Online Store offers a wide array of affordable training products, DVDs, school bus safety, driver training, workbooks, safety posters, student safety resources, coloring books, and instructional materials.

ELDT / CDL Training

PTSI has more than 25 years of experience in developing pupil transportation training. The new Entry Level Driving Training (ELDT) program will provide the required knowledge for new drivers applying their CDL with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements.

Consultations & Evaluations

PTSI’s Consultation & Evaluative Studies will assist your school district to identify potential at-risk conditions, minimize liabilities, optimize safety and increase efficiencies in your transporation department

We know your job is important and demanding.

PTSI stands ready to provide assistance and support to transportation professionals through our extensive school bus safety materials and products.


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Our Team

Meet PTSIs dedicated team of professionals.
Jonathan Bentley
Jonathan Bentley
Managing Director
Please contact this position directly by dialing extension 303 for the following inquiries:
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Consulting Needs
  • Legal Questions
  • News Reporters
  • RFP Processing
Kathleen Furneaux
Kathleen Furneaux
Training & Consultation Manager
Please contact Kathy directly by dialing extension 301 for the following inquiries:
  • Consulting Needs
  • ELDT Questions
  • Product Questions
Maria Carocci
Maria Carocci
Development Specialist
Please contact Maria directly by dialing extension 308 for the following inquiries:
  • NYSED Questions
  • PDS Questions
  • Specific questions about school bus driving
Debra Sisson
Debra Sisson
Development Specialist
Please contact Debra directly by dialing extension 300 for the following inquiries:
  • NYS DMV Questions
  • Specific questions about school bus driving
Amy Hauff
Amy Hauff
Financial Specialist
Please contact Amy directly by dialing extension 307 for the following inquiries:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • HR Compliance and Payroll
Angela Smith
Angela Smith
Coursework and Marketing Coordinator
Please dial extension 306 for the following inquiries:
  • Training and Workshop Support
  • Class Registration
  • Certifications
  • Conference and Event Support
  • Sales
Taylor Haverlock
Taylor Haverlock
Office Assistant
Please dial extension 302 for the following inquiries:
  • Course Registration Issues
  • All NYSED Course Questions
  • 30hr Driver Basic Course
  • 10hr Attendant/Monitor Basic Course
  • NYSED NPO/NPC/Delivery Agency Applications
  • NYSED Lost/Duplicate Certificates
  • Product Orders/Sales
David Webb
David Webb
Development Specialist
Please dial extension 313 for the following inquiries:
  • New Course Development
  • Specific Questions about School Bus Driving

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