March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Information

The links provided below will take you to the related websites for each of the main agencies that oversee transportation in New York State.

Please visit these websites frequently for updated information as this health crisis evolves.

As always, PTSI is here to assist you. Please feel free to email us at: and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Stay well everyone!


Statement from Paul Overbaugh – NYSED State Director (5/07/20)

“In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Governor has issued a number of Executive Orders intended to protect the health and safety of New Yorkers.   In addition, the Board of Regents has postponed regulatory timelines for qualification and compliance of transportation professionals until further notice.   Employers who wish to continue in-person trainings despite these directives may wish to consult with their attorneys and insurers before doing so. “

We are aware that many carriers are experiencing difficulty in completing annual and biennial 19-A procedures due to constraints caused by the COVID-19 emergency. Please be assured that full consideration of the circumstances will be given when conducting future compliance reviews.

Any future updates can be found at:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when schools re-open. The guidance gives information on general school opening processes as well as to school transportation providers on how to keep children safe on school buses.

The link to review the full report is as follows:

We draw specific attention to information on “What Bus Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19”.  This information is useful to school transportation operators and can be found at:​










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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