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.
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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Sign up for an ONLINE or IN-PERSON 2021 CE Refresher at PTSI! This year’s topic– Post Pandemic Shutdown: The Role of a Certified Examiner. At the completion of either course, you will receive your CE Refresher Certificate which must be submitted to NYS DMV to remain a valid/active Certified Examiner. Remember, as a Certified Examiner,[…]
The 2021 PDS will once again be held ONLINE and will only be available April 1st – May 31st. If you are an active or currently suspended SBDI, you will be receiving a letter via the USPS with instructions. If you do not receive a letter by the end of January, you need to contact PTSI[…]
Attention NYS SBDIs: Approval has been granted by NYSED for virtual REFRESHERS ONLY. All other training is to be in person with social distancing. If COVID prevents Basic Courses or PPTs, then every attempt to have them completed as soon as possible needs to be made. THERE IS NOT AN EXTENSION FOR THE PRE-SERVICE! The[…]
A one-day seminar for Transportation Directors, Bus Drivers, Special Needs Staff and Liaisons, IEP Facilitators, OT/PTs. Presented by Kathy Furneaux This seminar will address the following topics related to transporting students with special needs: • The 13 Categories of IDEA and Strategies for the School Bus • Section 504 and the Impact for Transportation •[…]
The majority the previously postponed courses from 2020 due to COVID have been rescheduled. We thank you for your patience as we have worked through this unprecedented time. Class sizes are still reduced due to social distancing, so it is imperative to contact PTSI immediately if you cannot attend a course you are scheduled for.[…]
Made possible by the Maria Palacios-Hardes Memorial Fund, the “Transporting Diverse Student Populations” online lesson, part of PTSI’s Online Academy, will help transportation professionals learn more about the diversity model, understand the laws and legislation that were created to protect individuals’ rights, and increase communication skills relating to sensitivity and diversity. Increasing sensitivity for transportation[…]
(July 18, 2019) Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a proposed two-year delay for compliance of certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for development of the secure electronic transfer of information to the certified training provider registry and state driver licensing agencies. The delay regarding the[…]
Complete Review and Update for 2020! PTSI’s “Laws & Regs for School Bus Drivers and Attendants” booklet has undergone a cover to cover overhaul! All content received a comprehensive review and updating for 2020. Laws, regulation and references were reconfirmed and, in some cases, expanded to increase the comprehensive nature of this document. Necessary Tool[…]
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