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. How is Non-Capital Transportation Aid calculated?
  2. How is Capital Transportation Aid calculated?
  3. Understanding the Transportation Aid Output Report (TRA).
  4. What is the "Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal"?
  5. What do I have to do if I need to make an emergency bus purchase?
  6. What do I have to do if I want to lease a bus under regular or emergency conditions?
  7. What do I need to know to enter into a Transportation Contract for student transportation?
  8. How do I record expenses for the transportation supervisor's office?
  9. What district-operated transportation expenditures can be aided?
     (supplies, materials, equipment, salaries, and benefits, contractual)
  10. How is Transportation Aid claimed?
  11. Where can I find help with completing SAMS Transportation Forms and Schedules (i.e. Form FT Transportation, Schedule F6 Bus Amortization)?
  12. What is the Statewide Average Interest Rates for transportation capital expenses?
  13. What is the current consumer price index (C.P.I.) for transportation contract increase?
  14. What are the transportation requirements that a district must meet?
  15. What are common definitions used in discussing Transportation Aid?
  16. What items are allowable transportation expenses?
  17. What items are disallowed transportation expenses?
  18. How do I claim prorated salaries for the Transportation Supervisors Office?
  19. What items are aidable/non-aidable transportation expenses?
  20. What are the school district responsibilities for transportation to nonpublic schools?
  21. Where can a Parent find additional information on student transportation ?
  22. What are the school district responsibilities for students with disabilities?
  23. What about students in childcare?
  24. What are Child Safety Zones?
  25. What guidance is available for transportation of UPK students?
  26. Can a Special Service Vehicle (SSV) be purchased for use as a school bus vehicle?
  27. How should a district measure the distance for determining eligibility for transportation?
Last Updated: February 6, 2018