Our school buses come standard with:
– Two-Way Radios (We offer 24-7 Dispatch Service)
– Real time GPS Tracking System
Island Charter’s fleet of school buses are serviced with highly-qualified, professionally-trained drivers who are Article 19A certified, comply with the federal and state Department of Transportation motor vehicle regulations, and are NYC Board of Education certified.
Island Charter has a facility large enough to house the company’s highly-experienced maintenance technicians who are capable and equipped to make any repairs on the premises, as needed. Additionally, the company’s alliance with the Department of Transportation allows for NYS DOT Inspections* to be performed on-site, in order to meet and comply with the standards set forth.
*Island Charter’s fleet of school buses are DOT inspected every 6 months
Island Charter understands how important it is for private schools and districts to make the best use of limited resources – and have proudly serviced local area schools for 30 years.
Since 1979, we have achieved a 98% contract renewal rate as a direct result of our truly affordable rates, outstanding customer service, safety, quality and reliability.
Thousands of school children across the area depend on Island Charter each school day. Naturally, their safety as passengers is our main concern! This is why we are dedicated to offering the highest-quality equipment and service, which upholds the tradition established since the company’s inception.
Our vehicles are staffed with highly-qualified, professionally-trained drivers and escorts who are Article 19A certified, comply with the federal and state Department of Transportation motor vehicle regulations, are NYC Board of Education certified, and who are committed to moving your children safely and efficiently.
Island Charter’s staff is also trained to handle children who require special care and delicate handling to ensure the safety of each special needs child.
With Island Charter’s large and diversified fleet of mini and large school buses, the company can also tailor the needs of each customer. “Not on the clock” services are available, which allow Island Charter to meet any school bus needs for either single of multiple-day excursions*.
*Unlike other school bus companies, Island Charter does not restrict service with pick up and return times.
Kids never outgrow the need for caring- they just outgrow our buses. With that in mind, please see more information on our Special Events, Charter, Casino, and Shuttle services.