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.
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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All PDS material has been mailed out to active SBDIs and MIs who successfully completed the online version of the 2020 PDS! The hardship process has begun and all approved hardships must have their 200 PDS assignments and forms mailed to PTSI by October 30, 2020. Failure to do so will result in an inactive[…]
Special 1-Day Statewide Seminar: November 18, 2020 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at Tyler Technologies in Latham, NY. Register Today: $199 per person (includes boxed lunch). 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[…]
We’ve begun to reschedule the previously postponed courses. As the state has begun to reopen and schools and facilities are allowing us back in, we are adding new dates in all regions of the state as quickly as possible. Class sizes are reduced in size due to social distancing, forcing a minimum attendance or we[…]
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[…]
Some of PTSI’s best-selling industry-leading courses are now offered via the Online Academy training platform. The 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. “Our goal is to provide your transportation department[…]
(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[…]
PTSI will be at the NYAPT Conference in Albany. Visit Booth #57 on MONDAY at the Trade Show and Exhibits and these Education Workshops: TUESDAY July 16th: 1:15-2:15 (State Room) SED File Basics with PTSI Trainer/Developer Maria Carocci The State Education Department requires that operator’s complete paperwork to document that bus driver and attendant training[…]
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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