Busing : Operational Status

The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) is working hard to resolve any start-of-school busing challenges families are facing.

Please do not place calls directly to any Bus Companies, for any questions or additional information please call OPT's Call Center at (718) 392-8855. Please note that during this time of year, hold times may be longer than usual - an option for a callback is also available. 

New Gridlock Alert Days
Increased traffic volume and UN Assembly related street closures have a profound effect on the movement of vehicles in Midtown. As a result, weekdays from September 24 - October 1, 2018 are newly designated Gridlock Alert Days. DOT’s Traffic Operations Division analysis revealed that the week of the UN General Debate includes the most significant driving delays. Drivers can expect Midtown travel times up to three times longer than what is typical for that day of week. Learn more at nyc.gov/gridlockalert.
  • Monday, September 24
  • Tuesday, September 25
  • Wednesday, September 26
  • Thursday, September 27
  • Friday, September 28
  • Saturday, September 29
  • Sunday, September 30
  • Monday, October 1