ELDT / CDL Training

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.

Online Academy Lessons

PTSI’s Online Academy, a web-based format, extends PTSI’s practice of offering high-quality training in a flexible and interactive format that school bus drivers and transportation managers across the country can benefit from.

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.
Kathleen Furneaux
Kathleen Furneaux
Executive Director
Please contact Kathy directly by dialing extension 301 for the following inquiries:
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Consulting Needs
  • Legal Questions
  • News Reporters
Chasity Neivel
Chasity Neivel
Graphic Design Specialist/Office Manager
Please contact Chasity directly by dialing extension 304 for the following inquiries:
  • SBDI ID Card Questions
  • General Questions
Michael Woodworth
Michael Woodworth
IT Specialist & Videographer
Please contact Michael directly by dialing extension 303 for the following inquiries:
  • Technical Issues with Hardware/Software
  • Online Course Issues
  • Video Playback Issues
Lorraine Sanders
Lorraine Sanders
Online Sales & Data Specialist
Please contact Lorraine directly by dialing extension 302 for the following inquiries:
  • 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
Randall Price
Randall Price
Online Training Development Specialist
Please contact Randall directly at extension 305 for the following inquiries:
  • CE Related Questions
  • Online Course Questions
  • General School Bus Driver Questions
Maria Carocci
Maria Carocci
Training Development Specialist
Please contact Maria directly by dialing extension 308 for the following inquiries:
  • SED Questions
  • SBDI Questions
  • PDS Questions
  • General School Bus Driver Questions
Training Development Specialist
Please contact Debra directly by dialing extension 300 for the following inquiries:
  • Certified Examiner Questions
  • 19-A Related Questions
  • General School Bus Driver Questions
Christie Bolinger
Christie Bolinger
Financial Controller
Please contact Christie directly by dialing extension 307. following inquiries:
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Invoicing

Get in touch

Submit this form to ask PTSI a question.
PTSI is slated to reopen in phase II of the reopening of NYS. ALL PTSI COURSES through at least June 5th will be postponed. Unfortunately we do not have an exact date at this time as to when we will be able to reopen. We will work to reschedule these course as soon as we can and we will notify you immediately of the change in date and location (if needed). All payments for current courses will be granted and put toward use for a future course of the same registration.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this chaotic time.
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