270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.365.5000
Columbus City Schools Transportation
The transportation of 30,000+ students every day is a very important job, and one that Columbus City Schools' (CCS) staff take very seriously.  
 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), school buses are the safest means of getting students to and from school each day.  The District's bus drivers go through rigorous background checks, and must have or earn a Commercial Driver's License (with a bus endorsement from the Ohio Department of Education) before they may drive a bus.

 
Rider Eligibility 
Service is provided to elementary and middle school students living more than two miles from their school. High school students who are eligible for transportation bus stops are located at their closest open CCS school. Riding The School Bus Safely: Safety Tips and Regulations - Click here
 

 
Just the Facts 
District Size: 220 sq. miles
Buses in Daily Service: 845
Diesel/Electric Hybrid Buses: 6
Number of Educational Facilities Served (including Charter and Non-Public Schools): 249
Total Students Transported (twice daily): 32,140
Students Transported: 58.9%
Annual Mileage: 8.1 million
Fuel Used 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel (buses only)


CCS Transportation Recognized for Green Efforts
The CCS Transportation Department was recently featured in School Bus Fleet Magazine as one of the leaders among school districts for their conservation efforts. Read the story here.
Did You Know?
Did you know that school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation available? Service is provided to elementary and middle school students living more than two miles from their school. High school students who are eligible for transportation bus stops are located at their closest open CCS school. Riding The School Bus Safely: Safety Tips and Regulations - Click here

COTA PASSES
COTA passes are available for CCS high school Junior and Senior students.  Click here for more information and a Parent Request Form.


 
LATE ROUTE TRACKER
Transportation Services monitors bus routes and makes every effort to notify students and families of late buses throughout the day.  Follow Route Tracker on Twitter!
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