October 29, 2020

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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Boise Bicycle Project needs donations for annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes

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Boise Bicycle Project holiday bike giveaway for kids

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes that

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When is the last time you hopped on your bicycle? Here are the best bike helmets for kids and adults

The pandemic has reunited many adults with their bicycles.

According to a recent survey, nearly 10% of American adults rode a bike for the first time in over a year, and 36% took their kids for their first bike ride.

But whether you’re biking, scootering, or skating around town, safety should always come first, and that means protecting your head.

Consumer Reports tests reveal that some bike helmets do a better job than others.

Consumer Reports’ experts rigorously evaluate helmets in the lab, testing how well they absorb an impact at about 14 miles per hour to simulate how a biker might fall in an accident.

The test is repeated four times to assess the impact on the front, side, rear, and crown of the helmet.

The best bike helmet for adults is the Giro Register MIPS for around $60.

The Giro helmet comes with MIPS technology, which stands for

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