Concern Over School Bus Staffing In Connecticut As New COVID Protocols BeginThe Connecticut School Transportation Association says more than 1,500 drivers from 12 bus companies are unvaccinated, and more than 200 of those drivers refuse weekly testing.
School Bus Drivers Needed Across Tri-State Area, But Companies Say Every Student Will Have A RideA possible solution is earlier pick-up times and consolidated bus stops.
New York Schools Concerned About Bus Driver ShortageA new report found bus driver shortage is the No. 1 concern for 60 percent of school transportation directors. Another 23 percent consider it a major problem.
School Bus Driver Shortage Prompts Hiring Spree On Long IslandOne of Long Island's largest school districts is on the hunt for drivers after breaking off with its former bus company, scrambling to fill the open positions before classes begin in a week and a half.
Long Island School Bus Drivers Agree To Collective Bargaining Deal, Avoid StrikeThe union voted Saturday to authorize a strike, which would have impacted about 15,000 students in 35 Long Island districts.
Union Prepares To Set Strike Date For Long Island School Bus DriversA strike would affect about 15,000 students in 35 Long Island districts.
Talks Continue To Avert Long Island School Bus Drivers StrikeTalks resumed Monday in an attempt to head off a school bus drivers strike on Long Island.
Hundreds Of Long Island School Bus Drivers Might Strike WednesdayAbout 1,200 drivers and Ronkonkoma-based Baumann & Sons, one of Long Island's largest school bus operators, are locked in a dispute over wages.
Veteran NYC Bus Drivers, Matrons Rally At City HallHundreds rallied Friday morning, angry that private bus companies that employed them laid them off and replaced them with less experienced workers with lower wages.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Defends Raises For School Bus DriversMayor Bill de Blasio justified Monday giving school bus employees raises through the parceling out of city grant money to school bus companies, noting the workers' compensation had been cut by the Bloomberg administration.
Parents, Students Glad To See School Bus Strike EndThe school bus strike that has had thousands of parents scrambling to get their kids to school for the past month has come to an end.
Union Following School Bus Crash: 'Non-Union Drivers Are Not Safe'Striking school bus drivers were blaming non-union drivers Wednesday for a school bus crash in Bushwick, Brooklyn that left 14 people injured – including 11 children.
Lawsuit Seeks To Toss Current Employee Protections For School Bus DriversSeveral school bus companies have filed a lawsuit against New York City Monday, seeking to have existing protections for drivers declared illegal as those drivers press on with a strike.
Striking School Bus Drivers Protest, Call Mayor Bloomberg 'Heartless'Thousands of striking school bus drivers and their supporters held a protest Sunday, calling Mayor Michael Bloomberg “heartless” as the city prepares to open competitive bidding for new contracts.
More Angst: Mayor Bloomberg Warns Of Potential School Bus Drivers' StrikeThe wheels on New York City school buses could stop going round and round first thing in the New Year.