2020 PDS for SBDIs and COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSED has determined the 2020 PDS will be available in an online format. All portions must be completed and mailed to PTSI for review. Once you are approved, your new SBDI card and the PDS manual will be shipped to the address you have indicated.  The Professional Development Seminar (PDS)[…]

What You Must Know About Transporting Students with Special Needs

Special 1-Day Statewide Seminar: April 30, 2020 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at Tyler Technologies in Latham, NY.  Register Today: $185 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[…]

2020 Training & Courses

We’ve added extra dates in all regions of the state. Check out the full schedule of upcoming courses at Pupil Transportation Safety Institute’s website: https://ptsi.org/courses/ Take Your Career to a New Level: SBDI – School Bus Driver Instructor Certification 5-Day Course (5-Days): View Locations & Schedule ——————————————————————————————— 19-A Certified Examiner Course NYS DMV-approved Certified Examiner Course (4-days): View Locations[…]

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Free Online Diversity Training Lesson Now Available

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[…]

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Pupil Transportation Safety Institute Introduces Online Academy Training Platform

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[…]

FMCSA Proposes Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Provider Registry

(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[…]

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NYAPT 2019 Summer Conference

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[…]

2020 Laws & Regs for Drivers and Attendants

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[…]

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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