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!”

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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

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Quanika Dukes-SpruillExecutive Director
Escalations
Administrator Support
Departmental Oversight & Leadership
973-938-7342qspruill@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Dottie Croner Transportation Supervisor
Manager of General Transportation Support
973-733-7191d1croner@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Gayle HughesCoordinator of School Transportation
Vendor Management/Finance
973-938-7341Ghughes@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
VacantSupervisor of Omnibus Operators
Manager of Omnibus Operators/Field Support
973-733-7290
Rickey OreAccounting Specialist
Accounting
Budgeting
Vendor Management
973-733-8268Rore@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Ruthie Bray WilliamsTransportation Coordinator
Bus Tickets for Charter Schools
Aide in Lieu
General Transportation Support
973-807-3757Rbray@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Stacey BellamyAssistant Coordinator
NPS Bus Tickets
Aide in Lieu
General Transportation Support
973-938-7343Sbellamy@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Gwendolyn HargraveAssistant Coordinator
Aide in Lieu of Transportation
Omnibus Operator Support
973-938-7342Ghargrave@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Juan RosarioTransportation Coordinator/Router
Routing Specialist - North Ward & Billingual
973-733-7291J3Rosario@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Victor FonsecaAssistant Coordinator/Router
Routing Specialist - Central/East Ward & PreK
973-938-7432Vfonseca@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Allison HibbertAssistant Coordinator/Router
Routing Specialist - West Ward & Charter Schools
973-938-7312Ahibbert@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Wilma LewisTransportation Coordinator
General Transportation Support
Field Trips
973-733-7127Wlewis@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Tyshina PowellAssistant Coordinator
Athletic Transportation & General Transportation
973-733-7290T1Powell@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Jeffery MortonAssistant Coordinator
Vendor Management/Finance
973-733-7192Jmorton@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Lashona HopkinsSenior Transportation Inspector973-733-7290Lhopkins@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Anthony BeltonTransportation Inspector973-733-7290Abelton@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
Sussie HowardDCP&P/Homeless requests973-405-6262281
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

Vendor Bus Company Information
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Name Downloads Last Modified
Vendor- Incident-Behavior Form
371 downloads 08-21-2019 9:07
Student Bus Guidelines Form (Shuttle)
13 downloads 08-21-2019 9:06
Process Flow 2019-2020
25 downloads 08-12-2019 10:26
Office of Pupil Transportation Brochure
724 downloads 09-29-2017 12:47
Newark Student Commuters Brochure
467 downloads 08-17-2016 5:40
Home to School Transportation
265 downloads 08-21-2019 9:07
Effectively Transporting Newark Students
190 downloads 02-26-2019 9:07
B6T form
533 downloads 01-30-2017 12:49
Athletic Schedule - Transportation
247 downloads 09-29-2017 12:52
School Bus Contractor Information
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Vendor Bus Company Owners Memo
6 downloads 08-19-2019 11:16
Pupil Transportation – Vendor Bus Company
9 downloads 08-19-2019 8:58
NJDOE Required Training
5 downloads 08-19-2019 11:16