Long Island school buses are filling up again to start 2021, as more kids gradually return for in-person instruction.

School bus operators said they’ve seen a steady increase of passengers, as infection rates for the coronavirus have fallen in recent weeks and school boards are approving more in-person learning days.

“We’ve proven it to be safe with the reduced capacity on the vehicles,” said Muirhead, who is also president of the New York School Bus Contractors Association. “The parents and the communities are feeling safer.”



By Jesse Coburn