PHOTO: LAKEWOOD BUSING BEGINS: Some important things to know for the first day

school bus traffic rt 9 first day busing 9-7-16Busing for approximately 50% of Lakewood students begins today. LSTA Director Rabbi Avraham Krawiec offered some important information for parents on this first day:

1- The first day of busing, as every year, starts with delays, so please give extra time.

2- The vendors have asked that primary student parents please wait for your child even after the anticipated time as the buses will run late in the morning.

3- Please  clearly ask the driver what school he or she is driving for and make sure your child gets on the right bus.

4- Please understand the 50 percent of the kids in Lakewood don’t have busing yet, and will have in the coming week Iy”h.

5- All requested changes or comments on the routes can be sent to mailto:[email protected] and we will answer as fast as we can

6- The LSTA does not know the locations or times of buses while they are on their routes.

7- There are three vendors that service Lakewood: Jays, Seman Tov and Klarr.

8- As we foresee  a week-long roll out of buses, please stay patient with us as we endeavor to complete this late breaking transition from the BOE to the LSTA.


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  1. Can someone please explain how the 2 miles are calculated, straight line? Street map?

    What is the reason for the 2 mile rule, is because it’s close enough to drive or walk?
    If it’s because of walking then it should be based on safety then it should be based on if it’s even possible to walk with a sidewalk and street lights.

  2. thank you to Rabbi Kraweic and everyone who is working around the clock to make things work. Yes, there are still those without busses and there will be inconveniences and glitches but instead of people posting complaints, everyone should recognize that finger pointing and kvetching doesn’t accomplish anything. It is what it is and they’re doing everything humanely possible under the circumstances.

  3. Gr8 Job Rabbi Krawiec and the entire lsta team for getting this off the ground so fast, my kids don’t have bussing yet but at least the streets are relatively drivable

  4. Based on the above article, it seems like the rest of the students will be getting busing next week. Does this mean that there is no longer a shortage of buses? Can I have confidence that all my mandated kids will actually have a bus?

  5. Picking up all of Westgate children along hillside Blvd may seem like a genius idea.

    But bus stops with over 100 people waiting in them is unsafe, and a recipe for disaster.

    How are kids supposed to know which bus is theirs? How can drivers keep track of hundreds of people waiting on the side?

  6. Why are the schools and people saying that the 2 mile distance is measured from point A to B by the term “flying miles” and not necessary walking or travel miles?? Besides that it doesn’t make sense ( which I guess doesn’t have to with gov’t)
    a simple google search below clearly states that not the case. How are schools taking money from people when they are entitled to free bussing?

  7. there are only three bus companies listed here – what happened to Central Bus ? they had really nice driver last year taking my daughter to and from school?

  8. my daughters school called last night and told us that there would be busing today. we should wait out at 8:30 at last years stop. she was picked up at 8:50.

    my son got a pass last night bus pick up time is 8:10 we waited from 7:50 until 8:55 and it never came.

  9. Q. Who is responsible for safe travel along public roadways or walkways?

    A. Case law has long held that safety along public roadways and walkways is a municipal responsibility. It is for this reason that municipalities install sidewalks, traffic signals and signs, and paint crosswalks. Pursuant to section 40A:9-154.1 of New Jersey statute, school crossing guards are appointed by the municipality and are under the supervision of the chief of police or other chief law enforcement officer.

    According to this the twp/boe or LSTA should not be allowed to charge even $150 where there are no sidewalks or safe-way to get the kids to school….

    If somebody knows the details of the laws please explain.

  10. My sons school said to wait from 7:55 and on. He waited from 7:45-10:00 with no bus showing up. This is a crazy way to start the first day of school

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