NEW YORK — The city says it’s investing in a partnership with a company providing school buses in an effort to provide “greater stability, flexibility and oversight” in transportation for New York’s schoolchildren.
This comes on the heels of the city establishing a not-for-profit to oversee school bus inventory and employees called NYCSBUS. They’re partnering with Reliant Transportation, who already specializes in busing for special education students and runs around 950 busing routes for the city’s Department of Education each year. NYCSBUS “will offer employment to the current Reliant workforce and work with labor partners to develop acceptable collective bargaining agreement terms to prevent any workforce disruption.”
“We are doing everything we can to guarantee safe, fast, and reliable bus service for the students who need it most,” said Mayor de Blasio in a statement. “This agreement delivers on that promise and makes a lasting investment in our school communities