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DISTANCE FROM RESIDENCE TO SCHOOL
Less than ½ mile
½ mile or more, but less than 1 mile
1 mile or more but less than 1½ miles
1½ miles or more
Eligible for Full Fare Transportation
Transportation Not Provided
* The A, B, C, and D designations are used by DOE computers to indicate these distance groups.** Students in these categories are not eligible for full fare transportation. These students may receive a half fare student MetroCard good for use on buses only. These half fare MetroCards are provided as a courtesy by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).
FULL FARE TRANSPORTATION
If all of the above criteria are met, students may request yellow bus service at their school. Eligible students may be assigned to a bus stop by the school if a stop exists or can be created within their grade and distance eligibility. Students must use the same stop both in the morning and the afternoon.***Admission to a gifted and talented program or school does not guarantee a student yellow bus transportation. Eligibility for yellow bus transportation for general education students attending gifted and talented schools and programs is based on the same criteria that apply to public school general education students as indicated above. Students attending one of the citywide gifted and talented schools are eligible for busing if they live in the same borough and the route, as measured by bus stops, is no longer than five miles.FULL FARE TRANSPORTATION—MetroCardAny student who is eligible for full fare transportation may be issued a full fare student MetroCard if that student requests a card or if yellow bus transportation is not available for that student. MetroCards are typically used by students in grade 7 and above (none of whom can receive yellow busing) and by students for whom yellow bus service is not available because, for example, the school does not have bus service, or there are not enough students for a route, or because the student lives beyond five miles. Student MetroCards are issued by the school transportation office.
HALF FARE TRANSPORTATION