Brooklyn father says assigned bus for his son rarely shows, always late

Eric Eisenberg says his 17-year-old Griffin Eisenberg has autism. He says waiting outside their Sheepshead Bay home for the school bus has become an everyday routine.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2021, 10:34 PM

Updated 1,014 days ago

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One Brooklyn father says the assigned bus for his son either doesn’t show up or is consistently more than an hour and a half late. 
Eric Eisenberg says his 17-year-old Griffin Eisenberg has autism. He says waiting outside their Sheepshead Bay home for the school bus has become an everyday routine. 
Eric Eisenberg says his son’s everyday ride is federally mandated by the city. He says they usually wait until 7:30 a.m. every morning and if the bus doesn’t show, they hop in the car so he can get to school on time. 
“About eight to 10 times out of the 20-something days of school, other days I should have driven him because they were more than an hour late,” said Eric Eisenberg. 
This summer, Griffin’s route from Sheepshead Bay to the Rebecca School in Midtown Manhattan was assigned to the Logan Bus Company. 
“The busing is always rough but, this year is a new low,” said Eric Eisenberg. 
“It should have never gone this far,” said Rebecca School Transportation Operations Coordinator Hillary Sands. 
Sands says Griffin’s late attendance is due to buses that don’t show up when they’re supposed to. 
“They need a routine that is consistent. Not being able to come to school on time and driving two hours late almost every single day, that does not work,” said Sands. 
She says she made calls to the Logan Bus Company and has been “yes'd to death.” 
After another late bus pickup, News 12 cameras captured Eric Eisenberg’s call to the Office of Pupil Services--making yet another formal complaint, as he says he has done nearly every day for the past three weeks about the Logan Bus Company. 
News 12 reached out to the Logan Bus Company for comment and hasn’t heard back yet.


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