New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Taylor Hannon

School Transportation News Communications, Tracking Devices Required for all NYC School Buses by Taylor Hannon

Communications, Tracking Devices Required for all NYC School Buses

Council Member Ben Kallos introduced both bills, with Council Member Chaim Deutsch co-sponsoring Intro. 1148-2018 B. Kallos said he saw a need for the STOP Program after the recurring transportation problems that arose at the start of every new school year.

“Drivers would get lost and/or not know the routes,” explained Josh Jamieson, communications director for Kallos.

Another reason for the bill was a “freak snowstorm” in November, when special needs students were stuck on buses for over 10 hours, Jamieson added.