Transportation Frequently asked Questions

The links below will take you to information about New York State's Transportation Aid forms and requirements. Click on the underlined text to jump to the information.

  1. Aidable/Non-Aidable - What items are aidable/non-aidable transportation expenses?
  2. Allowable Transportation Expenses - What items are allowable transportation expenses?
  3. Bus Lease - What do I have to do if I want to lease a bus under regular or emergency conditions?
  4. Capital Transportation Aid - How is it calculated ?
  5. Child Safety Zones - What are child safety zones?
  6. Childcare Location Transportation - Where can I find information about transportation between a school and a childcare location?
  7. Consumer Price Index (CPI) - What is the current (CPI) for transportation contract increase?
  8. Contracted Student Transportation - What do I need to know to enter into a Contract for student transportation?
  9. Definitions - What are common definitions used in discussing Transportation Aid?
  10. Disallowed Transportation Expenses - What items are disallowed transportation expenses?
  11. Distance measurements - How should a district measure the distance for determining eligibility for transportation?
  12. District Operated transportation expenditures - What expenditures (supplies, materials, equipment, salaries, benefits and contractual) can be aided?
  13. Emergency bus purchase - What do I have to do if I need to make an emergency bus purchase?
  14. Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal - What is needed to calculate the decimal?
  15. Non-Capital Transportation Aid - How is it calculated?
  16. Nonpublic Transportation - What are the school district responsibilities for transportation to nonpublic schools?
  17. Parent Information on Student Transportation - Where can a Parent find additional information on student transportation?
  18. Prorated Salaries for the Transportation Supervisor's Office - How do I claim prorated salaries for the Transportation Supervisor's Office?
  19. SAMS Transportation Forms and Schedules - Where can I find help with completing them (i.e. Form FT Transportation, Schedule F6 Bus Amortization)?
  20. Special Service Vehicle (SSV) - Can a Special Service Vehicle be purchased for use as a school bus vehicle?
  21. Statewide Average Interest Rates - What is the statewide average interest rate for transportation capital expenses?
  22. Students with Disabilities Transportation - What are the school district responsibilities for transportation of students with disabilities?
  23. Transportation Aid claims - How is transportation aid claimed?
  24. Transportation Aid Output Report (TRA) - Understanding the report.
  25. Transportation Requirements - What are the transportation requirements that a district must meet?
  26. Transportation Supervisor's Office - How do I record expenses for that office?
  27. UPK Student Transportation - What guidance is available for transportation of UPK students?
Last Updated: August 27, 2021