OA Transportation Department

Families who will be utilizing school transportation this school year will be notified of their child’s bus number and pick-up/drop-off times in the following ways:

PreK-12th Grade families will receive a postcard in the mail prior to the school year starting. Be on the lookout for a postcard that looks like the attached sample.

OA Transportation launched the My Stop mobile bus tracking app last Spring. Families can download the app and track their child’s bus to see its location and anticipated arrival time. More information on how to access the app can be found on the Transportation Department page here: My Stop Bus Tracking App Information

Please go to the app store on your mobile device and download the VersaTrans My Stop Application. To log into the app for the first time, please use the following credentials

Username: OA Student ID (lunch number)

Password:  8-digit Student Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

Once you log in using the credentials for one of your children, the other children in your family will also appear in the drop-down.

🚨MyStop FIX for Android Users🚨

***Android users and anyone else who may not have access to the My Stop App.  Go to this website: https://vtweb.oacsd.org/onscreen/Login.aspx then for the login use the student's ID and for the password use their 8-digit date of birth.  This should give you the same information that the app would. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Versatrans My Stop Bus Tracking App (How To Use) 

If you have any Transportation questions or do not receive your child’s bus information, please contact the Bus Garage via Let’s Talk! And fill out a request under ‘Transportation’.

Extreme Cold Bus Stops For Walkers

School Bus Safety Week

In support of National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching its Prevent Illegal School Bus Passing Awareness Campaign, to remind drivers about the importance of school bus safety.

Why it matters: In every state, it is illegal to pass a school bus while the school bus stop-arm is extended and the red lights are flashing. Although the school bus is the safest modes of vehicle transportation, illegal school bus passing is a frequent occurrence and poses a deadly risk. Drivers should always come to a complete stop when a school bus stop-arm is extended and the red lights are flashing.

Going deeper: Statistically, school buses are the safest way to transport school children. Statistically very few children are killed each year riding inside a large yellow school buses.  More injuries and fatalities occur outside of or near a school bus because a motorist has failed to obey the stop-arm warning or to follow local traffic laws.

  • During the ten-year period, 2011 - 2020, there were 1.6 times more fatalities among pedestrians (183) than occupants (113) of school buses.

  • A total of 218 school-age children (18 and younger) died in school-bus-related crashes during that period, either as occupants of school buses or other vehicles, or on foot or bike.

  • Of the 218 deaths, 85 were children who were walking.

The school bus loading and unloading area is called the “Danger Zone.” Specifically, this is any side of the bus where a child may not be seen by the bus driver or other motorists and, therefore, in the most danger.  Respecting a stopped school bus with stop arm extended and red lights flashing should be a respected community value. Let’s work together to keep our children safe as they wait to ride the bus to and from school. 

Contact

Tony Quaranta

Director of Transportation

Phone: 607-687-7305

Email: quarantat@oacsd.org

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The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is reminding drivers to be extra careful this year as school districts begin to reopen across the state.

NYAPT - Dangers of Passing a Stopped School Bus