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CBS New York

Exclusive: NYC Schools Chancellor Fires Head Of Pupil Transportation Over Bus Mishaps
CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The head of pupil transportation for New York City schools has been fired after a nightmarish string of bus mishaps marred the start of school. At issue: No show school buses. “It's been two weeks. They came once,” parent ...

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New York Post

DOE's transportation chief fired after week from hell
New York Post
Moran was named senior adviser to the chancellor for transportation and will oversee the Office of Pupil Transportation through the end of the year. “We are also launching a search for a new, permanent leader for school transportation,” the DOE said.

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SILive.com

Staten Islander to oversee city's school transportation
SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In the wake of bus mishaps at the start of the school year, a Staten Islander was named the new interim senior adviser for NYC public school transportation, and will oversee the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). Kevin Moran ...



WNYC

Chancellor Says He's Aggressively Taking on School Bus Issues
WNYC
Moran will head the Office of Pupil Transportation and report directly to the chancellor through the end of the year. Carranza also tapped former operations executive Elizabeth Rose to serve as a special adviser focusing on contracts with bus companies.



Chalkbeat New York

Facing his first crisis, Carranza fired a top official. But can he fix New York City's yellow bus system?
Chalkbeat New York
“As we understand more fully how [the Office of Pupil Transportation] in particular operates, I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't some more changes,” he said. Leading that effort will be Kevin Moran, a former borough field support director who will ...



New York Post

Carranza mission to make school buses run on time
New York Post
Susan Edelman gave a taste of the swamp that is the Office of Pupil Transportation in Sunday's Post, revealing that 25 top OPT staff — many with little-to-no field responsibilities — had scored taxpayer-funded city cars, which they used to ...



New York Post

Scandal-plagued school bus system sends taxpayer-funded cars for employees
New York Post
While parents have deluged a city hotline with nearly 102,000 complaints about late or no-show school buses, 25 employees in the Department of Education's Office of Pupil Transportation get taxpayer-funded city cars to commute from their homes.



New York Post

DOE probing alleged school bus driver approval fraud
New York Post
Eric Reynolds — who screens prospective school-bus drivers for the DOE's Office of Pupil Transportation — claimed Tuesday that his electronic signature was affixed without his knowledge to scores of driver applications between May and September.



New York Post

DOE switches school bus driver oversight amid fiascoes
New York Post
Eric Reynolds, who once vetted applicants for the Office of Pupil Transportation, accused brass of improperly approving drivers on Tuesday. Reynolds said his electronic signature appeared on more than 100 approved applications that he never signed off ...



New York Daily News

Schools bigwig reassigned in the wake of bus crisis
New York Daily News
On Friday, Carranza delivered a speech to the city's embattled Office of Pupil Transportation, where he vowed to overhaul the city's contracts with the entrenched bus companies that many blame for delays and no-shows that left throngs of students ...


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