Wednesday’s school bus strike: What are the options for students and parents?
- Students who currently take yellow school buses may request city-provided MetroCards at their school.
- Parents of children in kindergarten through second grade can get MetroCards as well, as can parents of pre-school and school-age special needs children.
- Schools will also have travel expense reimbursement forms for the costs of gas (at 55 cents per mile), car services or taxis where necessary; carpooling is encouraged.
- If children are unable to get to school, the Department of Education will post materials online for all grades and core subjects so students can study at home.
- The city is deploying additional transit officers, school safety officers, and crossing guards to manage the influx of parents and children walking and talking public transit.
- The Taxi and Limousine Commission issued an alert to have the maximum number of cars available and anticipate increased demand.