NYC School Bus Strikes


New York City said it would pay car companies directly to transport eligible children with special needs to school.

According to parents and teachers say that this school bus strike has presented challenges.

Joseph Williams, president of the Citywide District 75 Council and the father of a son with autism stated, “They have to go up to the school to get this voucher form that they have to fill out but now when they call the cab companies in their various neighborhoods the cab companies don’t know anything about it.”

On Wednesday, The Department of Education announced an arrangement with the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

This  allows some families of children with disabilities to avoid having to pay first for car service and then wait for reimbursement.

The D.O.E. said it would pay the car services, to ease the hardship for families during the school bus strike.

Many families say that the only problem is that the car service does not know about the new payment system.

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