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Students walk to board a school bus in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Police Across NY Enforce School Bus Safety Law With Ramped Up Patrols

Law enforcement officers across New York state participated in a crackdown on motorists who illegally pass school buses when they’re picking up or dropping off students.

04/03/2014

School buses (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Exclusive: Bus Route Changes Left Special Needs Students Stranded, Stuck On Buses

Several children were left standing at the curb Monday or had to endure two-hour bus rides because drivers were assigned to new routes that they weren’t familiar with.

02/25/2014

New York City School Bus (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Councilman’s Plan Aims To Catch Drivers Who Fail To Yield To School Buses

Councilman David Greenfield is introducing legislation Wednesday, calling for school buses to be equipped with cameras that would photograph cars caught illegally maneuvering around the bus. The owner of the car would then be ticketed.

05/22/2013

Larry Hanley and Michael Cordiello of the ATU Local 1181 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Union: City Rejects Latest Offer To End School Bus Strike

Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said the union had requested a “cooling off” period of up to three months if the city was willing suspend the opening of the special education bid and come to the table.

01/30/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

School Bus Companies Using Replacements As Strike Continues

Dozens of buses rolled out Tuesday on Staten Island amid jeers, boos and shouts of “scab” from striking school bus drivers and matrons.

01/29/2013

A worker with Atlantic Express closes the gate for school buses after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC School Bus Companies, Union Meet On Eighth Day Of Strike

The walkout began on Jan. 16, triggered by the city’s plan to put bus contracts out to bid to lower costs.

01/28/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Organizes Meeting Between School Bus Companies, Union Leaders

Bloomberg is hoping the two sides can come to an agreement to end the strike which entered its seventh day on Friday.

01/25/2013

Idled school buses are viewed at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on Jan. 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC School Bus Driver Strike Enters Fourth Day

The strike by city school bus drivers and matrons continues with no end in sight.

01/22/2013

Propane Tank (file / credit: clipart.com)

Roslyn Schools Switch To Propane Buses

A Long Island school district has made the move to a cleaner and less costly way to transport its students.

01/22/2013

A worker with Atlantic Express closes the gate for school buses after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thousands Of NYC School Bus Drivers Go On Strike, Cause Headaches For Parents

More than 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons went on strike in New York City Wednesday, leaving nearly 152,000 public school students having to find other ways to get to class.

01/16/2013

New York City School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Yellow School Buses Run Monday In NYC, But Possible Strike Looms

Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union is furious over the details of a new plan by the city to put contracts with private bus companies up for bid.

01/07/2013

Credit WCBS880 Reporter Jim Smith

City Officials Blast Mayor Bloomberg’s Removal Of Employee Protection Provision From School Bus Contracts

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson blasted Mayor Bloomberg for removing employee protection provisions from the latest school bus contracts that are being sent out for bids.

12/23/2012

Children ride a school bus in NYC (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

More Angst: Mayor Bloomberg Warns Of Potential School Bus Drivers’ Strike

The wheels on New York City school buses could stop going round and round first thing in the New Year.

12/21/2012

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Parents Back Push For Interlock Ignition Devices On School Buses

Some parents on Long Island are encouraging lawmakers to pass a new law that would prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel drunk.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

A compromise has allowed some New Jersey school bus drivers to have Thanksgiving Day off after all (credit: CBS 2 )

Compromise Leaves 200 Lakewood, NJ Bus Drivers To Work On Thanksgiving

Normally, some 400 drivers handle 18,000 students in Lakewood. But officials reached a compromise after drivers complained about having to work the holiday to fulfill a state mandate to provide busing — only 200 drivers will be brought in to work on Thursday.

11/23/2011

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