January 26, 2021

De Blasio announces ‘long-term’ investment in bus transportation for NYC kids

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

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After $1 billion from Ontario for student transportation, why does Hamilton still have a school bus shortage?

In late August, weeks before schools reopened across Ontario, the provincial government announced a major new investment in student transportation — a whopping $1 billion in funding that, according to Education Minister Stephen Lecce, marked the “highest investment in transportation in Ontario history.”

The announcement was welcome news for Hamilton’s school boards, which have long been plagued by school bus shortages resulting in cancelled routes and delayed commutes for students. For years, the boards and bus companies have struggled to recruit drivers willing to take students to and from school, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this problem, as older drivers at greater risk of contracting illness opt to stay home or find work elsewhere.

Standing in a colourful elementary classroom in downtown Toronto, Lecce assured the boards the funding would attract new drivers and keep the existing ones.

“When it comes to retaining talent, we’re going to be there

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Global $7 Bn Automotive Communication Technology Market to 2026 by Application, Bus Module, Vehicle Class and Region

The “Automotive Communication Technology Market – By Application, By Vehicle Class, and By Region – Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global Automotive Communication Technology market amassed revenue worth nearly 7 (USD Billion) in 2019 and will register a CAGR of over 17% during the period from 2020 to 2026.

The report offers assessment and analysis of the Automotive Communication Technology market on a global and regional level. The study offers a comprehensive assessment of the market competition, constraints, sales estimates, opportunities, evolving trends, and industry-validated data. The report offers historical data from 2017 to 2019 along with a forecast from 2020 to 2026 based on revenue (USD Billion).

Introduction

Automotive sector has emerged swiftly as a result of growing utilization of electronic control units that has favorably impacted the myriad vehicle subsystem communications. This is anticipated to

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With public schools shifted to remote learning, Catholic schools in Massachusetts left without school bus transportation

When Massachusetts’ largest school districts shifted to fully remote learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the decision left some parents longing for the sight of a yellow school bus rolling down their street.

Parents from Catholic schools in Springfield reached out to MassLive asking what happened to the buses.

The Diocese of Springfield contracts with the Springfield Public Schools to utilize its bus system.

Springfield Public Schools Chief Communications Officer Azell Cavaan told MassLive it comes down to the public-private schools’ contract, which mandates equal busing services for the districts.

So, when students at the public school aren’t using buses because they’re fully remote, the private school students don’t use them either.

The agreement dates back to a law passed in Massachusetts more than 80 years ago. The law guarantees equal transportation for students across the state, which includes the Archdiocese of Boston and Dioceses of

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