Office of Student Transportation

Bus Safety

Mission

Our mission is to be The Standard of Excellence in the provision of student transportation services. We will accomplish this mission in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner while treating our students as our most important asset.

Transportation Services

The Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Student Transportation will provide transportation services under the following guidelines:

  • Special education students will receive transportation services required by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Career and Technical Center students will receive yellow bus transportation between their high school and respective Career and Technical Center.
  • Regular Education students in grades K-8 who reside more than ¾ of a mile from their neighborhood school and attend their neighborhood school will receive yellow bus transportation from a designated corner stop determined by the Office of Student Transportation.
  • Regular Education students in grades 9-12 are provided City of Detroit Department of Transportation bus passes, provided that:
    1. The student must attend his or her neighborhood school and reside more than 2 miles from his or her neighborhood school.
    2. The student must meet low income guidelines traditionally used for free or reduced meals eligibility.

Exceptions

  • Students attending Western High School may ride yellow buses at three pickup locations: Mark Twain, and Munger.
  • Students attending Clippert may ride yellow buses from three pickup locations: Clemente, Harms and Bennett.
  • Students attending Detroit International Academy may ride a yellow bus from the former Cleveland school.
  • Students attending Burton International may ride yellow buses at five locations in Hamtramck.
  • Students attending Detroit Collegiate Prep may take a shuttle from Priest Elementary-Middle School.

To learn more, please call the DPS Transportation Help Line at (313) 945-8600. Parents of special education students may visit the Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208 or call (313) 748-6499.

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