November 20, 2018

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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[…]

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February Is Love the Bus Month

School bus drivers safely transport more than 25 million children to and from school every day. Each February, American School Bus Council (ASBC) LOVE THE BUS campaign celebrates the important role of the yellow school bus and shows appreciation for our school bus drivers!    SHARE YOUR STORY Stock up on student resources and safety materials. PTSI[…]

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2020 PDS for SBDIs

The Professional Development Seminar (PDS) is a mandatory, one-day refresher course for New York State School Bus Driver Instructors (SBDI’s), with a different topic taught each year.  SBDI’s must attend one of the courses each year to retain their certification as a School Bus Driver Instructor.   This year’s PDS is back on schedule and will be[…]

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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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2019 National School Bus Safety Week: October 21-25, 2019

Now is a great time to stock up on student resources and safety materials for the school year. PTSI 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–some available in Spanish. Visit https://ptsi.org/store/   #studentsafety #transportation #training #busdriver

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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[…]

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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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