Behind the Wheel: School Bus Operators Do More Than Drive

January 29, 2013
Marc Bussanich and Joe Maniscalco

Vivian McGlynn was a matron on a school bus for nine years before becoming a driver for the past 25 years. Standing outside the Hoyt Transportation facility in Coney Island as the strike by ATU Local 1181 enters the third week, she said that there’s more to the job than merely driving children to school. Continue Reading and Watch Video

“We drive children who are afflicted with different aliments and handicaps. Some are deaf, blind and suffer from autism. Sometimes a student has a heart attack or a seizure on the way to school and because the matrons are trained in CPR and first aid are able to help the children until the school bus driver reaches a hospital,” said McGlynn.


January 29, 2013

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