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Advocacy - Doing our Part to Keep our Children Safe

NYAPT has engaged in advocacy for student and school bus safety for many years. We are proud of our impact on many key laws and regulations that govern our school transportation in New York. We believe our efforts help to keep our children and our school bus fleets safe and secure.

As professionals, we accept the responsibility for advocating before and educating public officials objectively and honestly about the needs of school transportation. We take our role as advocates very seriously. The safety and lives of our children are at stake. We are grateful for the work of our Legislative Committee and the Board of Directors in developing our public advocacy positions.

We are aware of the need to identify and execute measures that will make our operations ever more efficient without compromising safety. Accordingly, our advocacy efforts include recommendations that enhance performance, accountability and efficiency .

Below are current articles of legislative activity, followed by key documents that reflect our positions on key issues and key source documents for our members to use.  These documents begin with our overall Legislative Agenda, which frames our efforts in the coming year.


2022-23 NYAPT Budget and Legislative Priorities - 9/24/22

CLCPA Draft Scoping Plan Comments 5/13/22

NYAPT Seat Belt Statement 1/30/19

For additional information contact:

David Christopher

Executive Director

New York Association for Pupil Transportation




Andre Claridge

Government Affairs Associate

PC Public Affairs




Contact your State Representative

This year has seen the appointment of new chairs and ranking members for each of the major committees with which we interact on a regular basis.  See the links below to read brief biographies and backgrounds on these chairs and ranking minority members.

Senator Timothy Kennedy, Chair, Senate Transportation Committee


Senator Joseph Robach, Ranking Minority, Senate Transportation Committee


Senator Shelley Mayer, Chair, Senate Education Committee


Senator Betty Little, Ranking Minority, Senate Education Committee


Assemblyman William Magnarelli, Chair, Assembly Transportation Committee


Assemblyman David McDonough, Ranking Minority, Assembly Transportation Committee


Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Chair, Assembly Education Committee


Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh, Ranking Minority, Assembly Education Committee



* Links to Key Contacts for Advocacy *

New York State Governor

New York State Assembly

New York State Senate

New York State Board of Regents


1764 Route 9 - P.O. Box 356
Clifton Park, NY 12065


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