School bus service for over 40,000 public and private school students will continue uninterrupted thanks to the efforts of Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and his colleagues, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Councilman David Greenfield, who announced that an agreement has been reached to re-assign Atlantic Express’ 1,600 bus routes to other bus companies. Atlantic Express declared bankruptcy in November, leaving children on the 1,600 routes without a means of transportation as of January 2, 2014.
“I am delighted that the Department of Education and the Office of Pupil Transportation were able to head-off what could have been a disastrous nightmare for parents and children across New York City,” said Senator Felder. “This is an example of government at its finest, of what can be achieved when people work toward a common goal. I want to commend and thank Mr. Eric Goldstein and Rabbi Moshe Ausfresser of the Office of Pupil Transportation for putting the needs of New York City’s children first.”
“I thank Senator Felder for taking the lead on this issue to achieve a favorable outcome for New York City’s children,” said Assemblyman Dov
Hikind. “The DOE is also to be praised for its common-sense and expeditious resolution.”
“I want to thank Senator Felder for working with me to make sure that yeshiva school bus service would not be interrupted,” stated Councilman David Greenfield. “I also want to the thank the Department of Education, especially Eric Goldstein and Rabbi Moshe Ausfresser for working overtime to resolve these problems and ensure that all of our yeshiva children will get to school on time with yellow bus service.”