Ozone Park resident Eduardo Venegas has been waking up at 5:30 a.m. to the sound of idling school buses for the past two years, and he’s sick of it.
Venegas’ house neighbors Logan Bus Co.’s Ozone Park depot, located at 97-14 Atlantic Ave.
He said the school buses depart via 95th Avenue, a quiet residential street, in the early morning hours and idle their engines in front of people’s houses.
The buses often double-park on the narrow road, he added, causing people stuck behind them to honk.
When they’re parked curbside, he claims the drivers are behind the wheel either sleeping or eating before they begin their routes.
Venegas said in addition to waking up residents along 95th Avenue, the drivers are throwing their garbage in front of their houses and on the streets.
Venegas said he has brought his complaints regarding the depot to Community Board 9, but has not reached out to any elected officials about the situation yet.
He brought his complaint to the board at its Dec. 9 meeting.
Corey Muirhead, a representative for the owners of Logan Bus Co., said the company is aware of the situation and is working to correct it.