Transportation Sites

data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 10 Sep 2018

OPT provides transportation service to many different kinds of locations. Many of these locations are schools but they also include offices or other sites that may be part of certain students’ educational plans. The schools may be public, private or religious. OPT provides busing to some Pre-K sites for students who have an IEP for curb-to-curb busing because of medical condition. Transportation service is not limited to school bus service; it includes distribution of MetroCards and approved reimbursement services. Bus service can be conducted on a yellow school bus, an ambulance, or even a coach bus. Yellow school buses are available in a number of sizes and seating configurations. This dataset includes schools, offices or Pre-K/EI sites that currently receive any transportation services from OPT. These sites may be within the New York City limits or up to fifty miles from the city limits in the states of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. This dataset does not include field trip destinations.

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
School_Yearschool_yeartextIndicates the school year the record refers to. The DOE school year starts in September every year.
OPT_Codeopt_codetextThe unique ID for a location receiving any transportation service from OPT. Transportation service may include busing, ambulance, or MetroCard shipments for distribution amongst eligible recipients. An OPT Code represents an organization in a specific location; it is possible to have more than one OPT Code associated with the same location, but there are no instances of a single OPT Code being in multiple locations.
NamenametextName of the location associated with the OPT Code.
AffiliationaffiliationtextThese are categories used by OPT to designate the general religious (or lack of religious) affiliation of the site. OPT provides transportation service to many non-public schools in the tristate region. The affiliation code assists OPT in providing appropriate service to different kinds of sites. The categories are: • Public • Non-NYC Public • Charter • Christian • Parochial • Yeshiva • Other Religion • Nonsectarian
Site_Typesite_typetextIndicates a site as either school, office or Pre-K/EI site.
Street_Addressstreet_addresstextThe address (house number and street name) of the transportation site.
CitycitytextThe city that the transportation site is located in.
StatestatetextThe state that the transportation site is located in.
ZipziptextThe ZIP Code that the transportation site is located in.
LongitudelongitudetextSpatial coordinate to be used for mapping. Coordinate system used is: Geographic Coordinate System North American 1983.
LatitudelatitudetextSpatial coordinate to be used for mapping. Coordinate system used is: Geographic Coordinate System North American 1983.
Door_To_Door_Servicedoor_to_door_servicetextIndicates whether this transportation site receives curb-to-curb bus service. This service is assigned to students with an IEP specifically indicating curb-to-curb bus service, from residence to school in the morning and school to residence, or to an alternative address, in the afternoon, or to other students as an exception to general education transportation rules. This service is sometimes referred to as ‘special education busing’ or ‘door-to-door’ service.
Stop_To_School_Servicestop_to_school_servicetextIndicates whether this transportation site receives stop-to-school busing service. This service is provided to students who are eligible for transportation based on grade and distance from school for schools that have requested the service, or to other students as an exception to general education transportation rules. This service is only generally available to grades K thru 6 (and grades 7 and 8 in a number of other approved schools). Bus stops are may be requested by schools to serve individual or multiple students. Schools have to follow certain rules regarding bus stop requests so that bus route lengths remain reasonable. This service is sometimes referred to as “general education busing”.
Common_Carrier_Svc_Metrocardscommon_carrier_svc_metrocardstextIndicates whether this transportation site receives MetroCards to distribute to students for transportation. OPT receives special MetroCards from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) that can only be used by students. In addition, OPT ships student MetroCards to offices for distribution to students for educational use.
Site_Reimbursementsite_reimbursementtextIndicates whether this transportation site receives reimbursement for providing their own busing to students above the kindergarten grade level who are eligible for transportation by grade and distance. A small number of schools contract with a bus company or operate their own buses. OPT does not provide busing service to these schools directly, but may reimburse the site for their busing costs.
Mid_Day_Servicemid_day_servicetextIndicates whether this transportation site receives mid-day service, either in the form of field trips or as regularly scheduled mid-day transportation to sites that are part of a student’s educational program. This field does not indicate the location of the mid-day destination; only that this site has students participating in this mid-day service.
D2D_Late_Day_Programsd2d_late_day_programstextIndicates whether this transportation site receives curb-to-curb busing for special education students enrolled in late day programs. As a rule, bus service is only available to schools or sites that dismiss students before 4:30 PM. There are a small number of approved programs that dismiss students after 4:30 PM.
S2S_Late_Day_Programss2s_late_day_programstextIndicates whether this transportation site receives stop-to-school busing for general education students for late day dismissals. As a rule, bus service is only available to schools or sites that dismiss students before 4 PM. There are a small number of approved schools that dismiss students after 4 PM.