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Training & Support

Use the links below for basic information about managing transportation at your school.

  • Operational Checklists highlight specific tasks transportation coordinators complete at specific times of the school year.
  • Guides for managing MetroCards outline steps to request additional cards, correctly confirm eligibility before distributing cards, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Instructions for using different OPT applications page are available here.
  • Transportation Workshop details and schedules are listed here.
  • Request a Transportation Check-up via email (ejacobs2@schools.nyc.gov). We will reply and arrange a date and time to review your current transportation information and offer assistance.

Managing Summer and Fall Transportation Data


Transportation Basics



Professional Development 2017-18 Calendar

For the 2016-17 school year OPT will offer a variety of professional development opportunities for school staff assigned to manage transportation in their schools.


For Public Schools and Charter Schools

School Opening Workshop for Transportation Coordinators
Workshops for school staff will be held at OPT headquarters in Long Island City. The sessions provide a basic overview of transportation services and are structured to assist anyone assigned to handle transportation issues in their school. Agenda topics include:>

  • OPT overview
  • Managing key student data
  • Transportation functions in ATS
  • Managing MetroCards
  • Assigning yellow bus stops
  • Using OPT Web applications
  • Best Practices
  • Support for schools

A question and answer period at each workshop allows attendees to ask specific questions about field trips, NCLB or any transportation-related issue.

Please review the schedule of dates below and e-mail ejacobs2@schools.nyc.gov to sign up for a specific workshop date. You will receive confirmation and workshop information in advance of the scheduled date. All workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OPT headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.

Fall - School Opening Workshops



Aug

29, 30, 31

Sep

28

Oct

19, 26

Nov

2

Dec

7

Jan

11, 25

Feb

8

Mar

8, 22

Apr

12, 26

 
 
 


Transportation Skill Building:
Workshops developed for school staff with novice or intermediate skills will be held at OPT headquarters in Long Island City. The sessions are structured to allow participants to trouble shoot specific issues in their schools and review individual school data to discuss problem solving. Agenda topics include:

  • OPT Ridership reports
  • Using the OPT 199 application
  • Requesting replacement MetroCards
  • Variance and distance check requests
  • Suspensions and Students in Temporary Housing
  • NCLB and Gifted & Talented programs
  • Field trips

Please review the schedule of dates below and e-mail ejacobs2@schools.nyc.gov to sign up for a specific workshop date. You will receive confirmation and workshop information in advance of the scheduled date. All workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OPT headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.


For Non Public Schools

Transportation Skill Building
Workshops developed for staff at Non-Public Schools with novice or intermediate skills will be held at OPT headquarters in Long Island City. The sessions are structured to allow participants to troubleshoot specific issues in their schools and review individual school data to discuss problem solving. Agenda topics include::

  • Using NPSIS to manage transportation
  • OPT Ridership reports
  • Using the OPT 199 application
  • Managing MetroCards
  • Using OPT Web applications

Please contact Mia Johnson (mjohnson90@schools.nyc.gov) if you require training assistance. Phone support or school visits can be arranged.