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Pupil Transportation Safety Institute Introduces Online Academy Training Platform

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Some of PTSI’s best-selling industry-leading courses are now being offered via the Online Academy training platform. The Online Academy, a web-based format, extends PTSI’s practice of offering high-quality training in a flexible and interactive format that school bus drivers and transportation managers across the country can benefit from.

“Our goal is to provide your transportation department with access to valuable learning and professional development opportunities,” states Kathleen Furneaux, executive director of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute. “These online lessons were developed to provide affordable individual training, enhance critical skills, and reinforce best practices in school bus transportation safety.”

The new Online Academy lessons include:

  • Distraction & Driving
  • Drowsy Driving
  • Student Management
  • Safe Loading and Unloading

The Online Academy offers on-demand access to a growing collection of lessons, priced at just $40 per single-use Access Key. The keys can also be purchased in bulk, and used for any of the lessons in the Online Academy. Each lesson runs approximately 45 minutes.

Benefits of online lessons:

  • No instructor fees, affordable pricing
  • Students can learn at their own pace
  • The flexible format allows students to review as necessary
  • Individual lesson access keys eliminate the need to wait or form a group for training

Online Academy lessons provide school bus drivers with the option of learning and improving skills through individual online training that can be conducted at any time. Each lesson has been created to maximize convenience, while diligently maintaining the effectiveness of online instruction.

Whether training brand new drivers or certifying those drivers seeking career advancement, Pupil Transportation Safety Institute has the tools and resources for success. To learn more about the PTSI Online Academy, visit

About PTSI

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, the leading provider of training and safety resources, offers a broad range of services to school transportation providers nationwide. The primary areas of PTSI’s work include: Consultation services for school districts and contractors; program development and evaluative studies for state agencies; training resources for drivers, students and managers; and train-the-trainer, driver in-service and workshop presentations. Visit to view the full catalog of products or email for more information.

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