• Transportation

    Need transportation help?  Call the Transportation Phone Bank daily Monday - Friday from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm at (301-952-6570). If there is a problem after regular office hours, call School Security at (301) 499-7000. School Security is on duty 24 hours – 7 days a week. School Security will contact the Transportation Supervisor to handle any type of school bus issue(s).

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    Note:
    Stop information displayed may not indicate address entered is eligible for bus service. Addresses on the fringe of the walk zones may show stop location, which exist, outside of the walk zone.Please check final status for bus service with your local school or the Transportation Office.

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    Bus Stop Tips:

    Since there may be several buses picking up children in the same area, we recommend ...

    • Before the school year begins, you and your child visit the arranged bus pick-up location.
    • Be sure your child knows the safest way to the exact location where the bus will stop.
    • When taking your child to the bus stop on the first day, it is important to be at the pick-up location at least five minutes early.
    • Your child should know the route number and the name of this year's school. This will insure that your child will board the correct bus. Each bus will have a sign located on the side of the bus in the second window on the door side for your convenience.
    • You and your child should become familiar with your bus driver, but be aware that a different driver may substitute when needed.

     

    Could the bus stop change?

    Possibly.  As we receive new data from the student information system we will change bus routes to accommodate changes of address, new enrollments and program assignments.  Therefore we expect that while bus stop locations will remain relatively constant, bus numbers and stop times will change whenever a route is adjusted.  Based on past experience, we expect a great deal of change during late August and early September.  This web site always has the most up-to-date information.

    How does the system place bus stops?

    The locations of bus stops have been optimized by the computer taking into account the traffic safety issues of the streets in the area and the location of the children.  In most cases bus stops are at corners.  The stops are designed to be within approximately 1/4 mile of the student's home.  There have been no changes in the maximum walking distances, which remain at 1.5 miles for elementary schools and 2 miles for secondary schools.

    What if I don't find my stop?

    All of the bus stops are based on student addresses provided by each school. If you do not find a stop we may not have the right address.  Contact your school to be sure they have the correct address on file, including any day care addresses.  If the address is right call us at (301) 952-6570 and we will investigate the problem.

    When will I be notified about the bus stop?

    All parents will receive a letter approximately August 17th. with the location of the bus stop, the bus number and the pickup/drop off times.

     

    Prince George's County Public Schools has a fleet of approximately 1,253 buses, transports more than 78,500 students to and from school each day, and oversees 5,488 bus routes through urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods. Buses also provide transportation services for homeless students, students with disabilities, student athletes and performers, and school field trips.

    The safety of students is our primary concern, and we appreciate your help as parents and community members in promoting safety both on and off the bus.

    To share your concerns:Call the Transportation Phone Bank at 301-952-6570, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

    To find your child's bus stop:Visit the school bus stop finder webpage by   clicking here

    Bus Service Eligibility 

    Under Administrative Procedure 3541 - Student Transportation, regular middle and high school students are eligible for transportation if they reside two (2) miles or more from their assigned school, elementary school students residing one and one-half miles (1 ½) or more from their assigned school, and students for whom unsafe walking conditions exist (as determined by the Director of Transportation or their designee and the Prince George’s County Police Department, Special Operations Division). 

     If you have concerns regarding the safety of your child's route to school, please call the Transportation Phone Bank at 301-952-6570, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

     Bus Service for Special Education Students 

     The Transportation Office works closely with Special Education staff to meet the transportation needs of students with disabilities. For more information, contact Special Education at 301-618-8300, or  click here to visit their webpage 

     Bus Service for Homeless Students 

     The Transportation Office receives a copy of the Homeless Student Services Form that is filled out by the parent or responsible guardian at the school of origin. Staff reviews the form and students are routed to county buses that will take them to their schools of origin. Students who have temporary housing in DC are transported by private transportation. For more information on services for homeless students,  click here to visit the Homeless Education webpage or call 301-925-2482.