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
973-733-7290qspruill@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Dottie Croner Transportation Supervisor
Manager of General Transportation Support
973-733-7191d1croner@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Gayle HughesCoordinator of School Transportation973-938-7341Ghughes@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Stanley WoodsSupervisor of Omnibus Operators- Manager of Omnibus Operators/Field Support973-733-7290s2woods@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Rickey OreAccounting Specialist - Accounting, Budgeting, Vendor Management973-733-8268Rore@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Ruthie Bray WilliamsTransportation Coordinator - Bus Tickets for Charter Schools, Aide in Lieu, General Transportation Support973-807-3757Rbray@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Stacey BellamyAssistant Coordinator - NPS Bus Tickets, Aide in Lieu, General Transportation Support973-938-7343Sbellamy@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Gwendolyn HargraveAssistant Coordinator - Field Trips and Athletics, Drivers & General Transportation Support973-938-7342Ghargrave@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Juan RosarioTransportation Coordinator/Router - Routing Specialist - North Ward & Billingual973-733-7291J3Rosario@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 Schools973-938-7312Ahibbert@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Wilma LewisTransportation Coordinator - General Transportation Support973-733-7127Wlewis@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Tynishia PowellAssistant Coordinator - Athletic Transportation & General Transportation 973-733-7290T1Powell@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Jeffery MortonAssistant Coordinator - Vendor Management973-733-7192Jmorton@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

Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Athletic Schedule - Transportation
243 downloads 1.0 09-29-2017 12:52
B6T form
517 downloads 1.1 01-30-2017 12:49
Newark Student Commuters Brochure
458 downloads 1.0 08-17-2016 5:40
Office of Pupil Transportation Brochure
692 downloads 1.2 09-29-2017 12:47
Parent Home to School Transportation Guidelines
236 downloads 1.0 06-11-2018 8:32
Pathways to Partnership Meeting (June 15, 2018)
162 downloads 1.0 06-15-2018 13:32
Rationale for Bus Use
230 downloads 1.0 09-29-2017 12:53
349 downloads 1.1 09-29-2017 12:42
Vendor Bus Company Information
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Vendor School Bus Company Owner’s Meeting: Successfully Transporting Newark Students
36 downloads 1.0 03-04-2019 12:50
Effectively Transporting Newark Students
172 downloads 1.1 02-26-2019 9:07