May 9, 2017

About PTSI

PTSI, a NYS-based nonprofit, has been servicing the school bus safety industry since 1990 and is committed to delivering to the school transportation market the highest quality training materials and support to allow its clients to exceed their respective safety missions. PTSI is the leading provider of resources to public and/or private organizations in support of the goal for safe, efficient transportation environments for children.

The primary areas of PTSI’s work include:

  • Training Courses & Certifications: Some of our most notable courses include the annual Professional Development Seminar (PDS), 19-A Certification Course, 19-A CE Refresher, and School Bus Driving Instructor (SBDI).
  • Safety & Resource Materials: Find a broad range of training, safety, and resource materials in support of the goal for safe transportation for children for school transportation carriers in New York State and across the country.
  • Consultation & Evaluative Studies: School transportation efficiency and compliance safety studies for school districts, bus contractors, and state agencies.
  • Workshop & Program Development Services: Additionally, PTSI provides program development, management professional development, driver instruction, train-the-trainer courses, and more…

As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, PTSI is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of a national base if esteemed transportation professionals, representing various aspects of the pupil transportation industry. The Board sets the policies and strategic vision for PTSI in carrying out its mission. The Board welcomes your counsel and feedback.


Board of Directors

Nikki Hughes, Board of Directors President
Ron Kinney, Board of Directors Vice President
Bill Paul, Board of Directors Treasurer
Kanoe Cockett, Board of Directors Secretary
Kay Strand, Director
Jaime Gallego, Director
Jim Folkes, Director

Office Staff

Kathleen Furneaux, Executive Director, Senior Operations/Safety Consultant, ext. 301
Chasity Neivel, Graphic Design Specialist/Office Manager, ext. 304
Antoinette Follett, National Marketing & Sales, ext. 310
Tracey Roman, Online Sales & Data Specialist, ext. 306
Lorraine Sanders, Event Coordinator, ext. 302
Michael Woodworth, IT Specialist, ext. 303
Randall Price, Training Development Specialist, ext. 305
Maria Carocci, Training Development Specialist, ext. 308