Hundreds more Lakewood children to begin busing this week

school bus lkwd tlsApproximately three hundred more children in Lakewood will begin receiving busing this week, LSTA Director Avraham Krawiec tells TLS.

“The LSTA is pleased to inform you that Vamvas Transportation, who recently returned to Lakewood and started routes last week, will be starting additional routes this Wednesday,” Krawiec said.

“In addition, new routes have been picked up by one of our current vendors and will begin on Monday (Today).”

“These additional vendors and routes continues to be the results of efforts that began early on in the school year to bring past vendors back to service the Lakewood community – both for this year and for future years. The new routes chosen were decided by the vendors themselves and fit into their route rotations and tiered pickup schedules.”

The new routes will service the following schools: Toras Menechem, Ohr Yehuda, Bnos Melech, Ohr Hatorah and Toras Emes, as well as other schools that have yet to be finalized, Krawiec said.

“We are hopeful that additional routes will be picked up shortly as we continue to work on getting as many children on buses as quickly as possible. We also continue cultivating new vendors for now and for the future.”

He added, “We thank all of our vendors that service Lakewood for their partnership in transporting our children to school, and thank all Lakewood parents for your continued patience and support as we attempt to make up for the bus and driver shortage we are presently facing.”

Less than 10% of children remain without busing, Krawiec says.


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  1. This is gr8
    I never even herd of these schools lol
    Next year wen another 7 schools open we will have the same prob of not enough buses

    Bikitzer will this help traffic

  2. @#20 year old- you say this as if these schools are new. Bnos melech has been around for 13 years and already has a high school, Toras emes has been around for at least 10 years if not more, also a full school, Ohr Hatorah has Primary-8th and Toras Menachem and Ohr Hatorah have both been around for at least 5 years. Please don’t try to lump these established schools with the new schools who have recently sprouted up. Incidentally, these new schools that open every year are filling a vital need. Clearly, you have never been a parent of a child for whom there was simply no space in an established school. So yes, let the new schools keep coming. As long as the population keeps experiencing exponential growth, the need for more and more schools will exist. Kudos to the selfless individuals who give their hearts and souls to open and establish yet another mosad for yet another 30 of the tinokos shel beis raban who need a place to learn.

  3. routes need to be done by origination not destination. then we will have enough buses for everyone! as every route will take less time and less buses on the road

  4. Maybe it’s time to get some help and not handle this all alone – still don’t have bussing for the return.. and keep in mind 10% of lakewood kids, is about the entire population of a large out of town community – don’t say 10%, be brave and say the number

  5. my kids finally got busing but we have to walk about 4 block to get to the bus stop. I can’t let my young children go themselves because they have to cross over three blocks. So I am still bundling all my children and putting them in the car twice (once for the boys bus stop and half an hour later for the girls bus stop). I cannot walk all my little kids in 20 degrees for the long walk so we go by car. The LSTA said they can’t help me, they had to consolidate stops…,

  6. My kids only have bussing for the way there. I propose that there be no self patting on the back until every mandated child has bussing both ways.

  7. Why can’t schools that our next store to each other pool resources and buses? What’s the sin in putting two schools on one bus?

  8. My girls are in a large school and my son is in a small school. Buses were great. My sons Cheder owns their own bus. This would probably be a good option for many schools. System is working great. Very personalized, if my son is late I can call the office and within 3 minutes find out which block its on and in how many minutes to expect him.

  9. LSTA earlier reported close to 30,000 students needed busing. if true 10% would mean 3,000 students are still without transportation. For those parents with students that legally require transportation, the first of two Aid in Lieu of Transportation payments begin in January. Contact the LSTA to confirm your receiving your AIL check in January.

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