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Training & Support

Are you ready for OPT Info Stop?


DOE Schools Non Public Schools Charter Schools

OPT’s new training portal is ready to launch. OPT Info Stop provides you with resources and information based on your type of school.

If you are a new—or experienced—Transportation Coordinator, Info Stop offers:

  1. Online schedule and registration for Transportation Workshops at OPT at Vernon Blvd
  2. Online schedule and registration for webinars you attend from your school, covering all transportation topics
  3. E-Courses covering managing transportation and using OPT applications
  4. Self-Study materials: Action plans and other materials you can print

Click the link button to complete a short survey so we can get you on the stop!

Take The Survey!

We’ll need to know the following: Your Name, Your School, and Your E-Mail Address

We’ll send you an email 24-48 hours after you complete the survey with a link to log in!




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.

Transportation Basics



Professional Development 2017-18 Calendar


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, PSC 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



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
  • PSC 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.