November 20, 2018


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2021 19A CE Refresher Online & In-person

Sign up for an ONLINE or IN-PERSON 2021 CE Refresher at PTSI! This year’s topic– Post Pandemic Shutdown: The Role of a Certified Examiner. At the completion of either course, you will receive your CE Refresher Certificate which must be submitted to NYS DMV to remain a valid/active Certified Examiner. Remember, as a Certified Examiner,[…]


The 2021 PDS will once again be held ONLINE and will only be available April 1st – May 31st. If you are an active or currently suspended SBDI, you will be receiving a letter via the USPS with instructions. If you do not receive a letter by the end of January, you need to contact PTSI[…]

Virtual Training for REFRESHERS ONLY

Attention NYS SBDIs: Approval has been granted by NYSED for virtual REFRESHERS ONLY. All other training is to be in person with social distancing. If COVID prevents Basic Courses or PPTs, then every attempt to have them completed as soon as possible needs to be made. THERE IS NOT AN EXTENSION FOR THE PRE-SERVICE! The[…]

What You Must Know About Transporting Students with Special Needs Seminars Coming in 2021

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 special needs: • The 13 Categories of IDEA and Strategies for the School Bus • Section 504 and the Impact for Transportation •[…]

2021 Training & Courses During COVID-19

The majority the previously postponed courses from 2020 due to COVID have been rescheduled. We thank you for your patience as we have worked through this unprecedented time. Class sizes are still reduced due to social distancing, so it is imperative to contact PTSI immediately if you cannot attend a course you are scheduled for.[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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