Pupil Transportation

Contact Info
Quanika Dukes-Spruill
M.A. Ed
Executive Director
Transportation Services

Office Location
765 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-733-7290
Fax: 973-733-7122

“Transporting Students on the Road to Success!”


The Office of Pupil Transportation professionals play a crucial role in our students’ education. OPT not only is responsible for precious cargo, our team connects children with classrooms, helps the developing athletes achieve progress in their sport of choice and assists students discover neighborhoods and communities by providing transportation to and from field trips and special events. In addition to daily transportation services, our team links our students to in district sponsored after school programs and events. There are lots of moving parts in Pupil Transportation!

Our average Omnibus Operators has over ten years of transportation experience and all of our drivers participate in an extensive safety training program. Our team also performs regularly scheduled and ongoing vehicle maintenance checks to ensure our internal fleet of school buses are in the best operating condition.

Transportation services for students with special needs who meet eligibility requirements, some of our schools’ athletic events and selected field trips are provided by vendor bus companies and are arranged through the services of a management company. The District mandates that our vendor buses and personnel undertake mandated safety training and that vendor buses follow state and federal safety guidelines.

Whether transportation services is facilitated by the Newark Public Schools or by a vendor bus company, it is OPTs core value to provide safe, timely and efficient transportation services for all Newark students who are eligible for transportation services!

For general inquiries, please email: opt@nullnps.k12.nj.us

Pupil Transportation Staff

Quanika Dukes-SpruillExecutive Director
Escalations, Administrator Support, Departmental Oversight & Leadership
Dottie CronerTransportation Supervisor
Manager of General Transportation Support
Ruthie Bray WilliamsTransportation Coordinator
Processes Bus tickets for Charter Schools, General Transportation Support, Athletic Assistance
Juan RosarioTransportation Coordinator
Processes Bus tickets for Newark Public Schools, General & Bilingual Transportation Support
Rickey OreAccounting Specialists
Accounting, Budgeting, Vendor Support
Stanley WoodsSupervisor of Omnibus Operators – Manager of Omnibus Operators/Field supports2woods@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Debra Pitt-DavisTransportation Coordinator – Field Trips, General Transportation Support973-733-7192d13davis@nullnps.k12.nj.us

Office of Pupil Transportation Partners – Contact Information

NameTitlePhone NumberExtension
Office of Special Education973-733-7314
Essex Regional Educational Services CommissionMain Line973-405-6262
Ivelisse Veras Associate Director973-405-6262295
Gayle Hughes Assistant Director973-405-6262241
Sussie HowardDCP&P/Homeless requests973-405-6262281
Tynishia Powell Athletics Transportation973-405-6262219
Jonathan Maya NPS Transportation973-405-6262287
Mary Jones Out of District requests973-405-6262272
Debra Mayo General Help973-405-6262200
Natalia Barrett (Field Trips973-405-6262296
Ana Osoria Special Services Unit: Specialist for Homeless Management973-424-4445
Health Services973-733-7150
Enrollment Center/301 West Kinney St.973-733-7333

Document Library

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Athletic Schedule - Transportation
202 downloads 126.8 KB
B6T form
464 downloads 109.7 KB
Newark Student Commuters Brochure
415 downloads 2.1 MB
Office of Pupil Transportation Brochure
617 downloads 325.4 KB
Parent Home to School Transportation Guidelines
176 downloads 573 KB
Pathways to Partnership Meeting (June 15, 2018)
118 downloads 1.1 MB
Rationale for Bus Use
187 downloads 82.8 KB
298 downloads 14.5 KB
Vendor Bus Company Information
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Effectively Transporting Newark Students
98 downloads 734.2 KB