Student Transportation Services

Bus stop questions may be submitted to JCPS.Routing@jefferson.kyschools.us

Hours

During School Year

Main Transportation Office: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bus Compound Offices: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact Us

Marcus Dobbs
Executive Administrator
(502) 485-3470
JCPS.Bus@jefferson.kyschools.us

Address

C.B. Young Jr. Service Center
Building 1
3001 Crittenden Drive,
Louisville, KY, 40209

About Us

The Student Transportation Services Department strives to provide safe, efficient, and courteous bus services to eligible students. We take pride in working together with schools and families to serve our students.

Bus Rider Information

If you have questions concerning bus routes, call your child's school or the Transportation Office at (502) 485-3470. After school starts, information may be more quickly obtained from the area bus compounds.

While waiting for the school bus:

  • Arrive at your bus stop five minutes before the bus. The driver is on a schedule and must stay on time.

  • Keep the roadway clear of books, clothing, and other articles. Never play in the road, and stand well away from the road when the bus approaches.

  • Respect neighbors’ property, such as flowers, shrubbery, windows, fences, and other items, while waiting for the bus and avoid making excessive noise or littering,

  • Wait until the bus stops, then walk to the door and board the bus in an orderly manner. Do not push or shove.  Do not run alongside the bus when the bus is moving

  • If you live on the opposite side of the road from a bus stop, wait on your side of the road until the bus arrives.   The driver will signal to cross the road when it is safe.  In the afternoon, cross in front of the bus and not behind it.

While riding the school bus:

  • Students are expected to ride their assigned buses.

  • Students can leave the bus only at the regular, designated stop. Any change must be made in writing at the parent's/guardian's request and approved by the school principal's signature.   

  • Students cannot switch buses without authorization from a principal or the Transportation Services Department.

  • Report any alleged misconduct on the school bus to the principal.

JCPS BusFinder

Use the JCPS BusFinder tool to find your child's bus number, stop, and pick-up time.

Bus Stop Assignments

Specialized Schools

Minor Daniels Academy, Breckinridge Metropolitan High School, and Teenage Parent Program (TAPP) students will be notified by the school of bus stop locations and times.

Did you move?

If you have recently moved, please inform your child's school. You may also contact our bus compounds (listed above) if your child's bus changes or you have moved to a new location.

Our compound offices are open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on school days.

The Transportation Services Department's main office is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during school hours.

Kindergarten Bus Ride

If your kindergartener is riding a school bus, we want to ensure that both you and your child have a positive experience. This video will explain how the JCPS transportation system works and provide you with the information you need to ensure that your child's first few days of riding the bus are a success.

More Information

Bus Safety

School bus behavior expectations are established to ensure all students have a safe ride to and from school daily.  Positive and proactive strategies will be implemented to foster appropriate behavior and productive relationships.  The school bus is an extension of the classroom, and appropriate behavior is expected at all times.

Students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding the school bus as is expected on school property or at school functions, activities, and events.  All school rules are in effect while a student rides the bus or waits at a designated stop. View the Student Support and Behavior Intervention Handbook.

Early Childhood Transportation

Door-to-door service is available for Early Childhood students, and each bus has a monitor to ensure our little learners arrive safely to and from school.

Parents should check their child’s bus number as some students may ride one bus in the morning and another in the afternoon.

Students will be picked up and dropped off at the same address, and parents should be outside at least ten minutes before the scheduled stop time.

Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or authorized person 16 years or older. No student will be released to anyone else. If an authorized person does not meet a student, they will be returned to their school.

The appropriate program office will notify parents of transportation services for the Pre-Kindergarten 3-year-old program and Head Start students.

Questions?

Special Needs Transportation

Door-to-door service is available for Special Needs students.

All students in special needs programs who are scheduled to ride special buses will be contacted by their drivers before the school opens regarding pick-up time.