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It is expected that the session times for many schools will change for next year. As a result, it is possible that there will be a greater number of changes to the general education routes for school opening than we have historically experienced. To that end, we are asking that parents/schools confirm student service information prior to the start of the upcoming school year.
Information will be available 08/26/2014 by calling (718) 392-8855 or visiting here.
Which bus route has my child been assigned? If you know your child's student ID and birthday, you can get the answer to this and other questions on the Transportation Search Page.
If you don't know your child's student ID, call The Office of Pupil Transportation at 718-392-8855.
School Transportation Personnel can...
log in to the School and Student Transportation Search, or log in to specific applications to find student and school transportation information.
Within the City's Department of Education, all address changes are made at the school level. Parents should contact their child’s school to update address and emergency contact information.Walking to School While the Office of Pupil Transportation is charged with providing transportation by yellow bus and public transit for all students in New York City, we support the City’s initiative to have as many children walk to school as possible. We believe that walking to school can be a healthy way to begin and end your child’s day at school. The New York City Department of Transportation has resources available at Walk To School to help parents and schools promote walking.Pollution ReductionOPT is committed to improving the quality of air and life for all residents of NYC, particularly school-aged children. Every one of the diesel-powered general education buses (2,306 vehicles) under contract to OPT are equipped with emission reduction technology and installation has begun on special education buses.In September 2007, legislation was enacted that will reduce air pollution from idling school buses. The bill requires the Commissioner of Education to issue regulations requiring school districts to minimize the idling of school buses while parked on school grounds or in front of schools. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA program has partnered with Scholastic Books to write, illustrate, and publish “The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up” to increase awareness of the importance of reducing diesel emissions. The special-edition book is intended for children from kindergarten through fourth grade and is available free to individuals, schools and libraries. Visit Clean School Bus USA to order copies of the book and for more information about the program.