Transportation

ABOUT US

The City School District of New Rochelle is dedicated to providing the safest, most efficient and cost effective transportation.

Did you know that a school bus is the safest mode of transportation for getting your child back and forth to school?  Students are about 50 times more likely to arrive at school safe if they ride on the bus than if they drive themselves, ride with friends or than being driven by you.  If you were to add the environmental and financial benefits, it would be hard to find a reason to send your child to school any other way.

BUS STOPS

School bus stops and pick up times for students riding yellow school buses are established by the Transportation Dept.  Students should be at their appropriate bus stops approximately 10 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time.  Door to door transportation is not available.  Please note that in order to run timely routes, and in compliance with the New York State Commissioner of Education ruling that it is the parent’s responsibility to get their child(ren) safely to and from their bus stop.  Students in Kindergarten and grade 1 must be picked up by a parent/guardian or a person designated by the parent/guardian in writing.  Find a form for designating a person to pick up a student here.  Students in grade 2 through 5 will be dropped off at the bus stop regardless of whether a parent/guardian is present. 

EMERGENCIES, ACCIDENTS, AND INCIDENTS

If there is an emergency, accident or incident on the school bus parents will be notified in a timely fashion by either the transportation office, the bus company or the school’s main office according to the district’s safety and security protocols.

METRO CARDS/STUDENT PASSES

The cost of the metro card is $9.00 per card.

The cost of the student pass is $115.00 per 5-month period.

Student pass cards will be prorated each month.

Eligible students in grades 6 through 12 may purchase a metro card or student pass at a subsidized rate for use on the Bee-Line (Liberty Lines) which is Westchester County's bus system.  Stop times and stop locations are set by the county. 

The RevTrak online payment system to purchase Student Metro Cards is now ready for use. Cards must be picked up at the school your child attends.  Please bring a copy of the receipt as proof of purchase. . Please contact your school for dates and times.

Purchase Student Metro Cards

COMMUNICATION

Communication between residents and the Transportation Office is an important part of providing effective transportation services.  The transportation staff is available to address any questions or concerns either by phone or email (transportation@nredlearn.org).  Please email the transportation office for routing issues, behavioral issues, or if you do not intend to use the school bus for your child.  Address changes must be made through the school your child attends.

Every effort is made to respond in a timely manner.

CONTACT US:

Francesca Windley

Transportation Assistant

914-576-4230

Samantha Shanahan

Transportation Clerk

914-576-4230

Call the bus company if the bus is running late, if your child is not home yet or before and after school hours.

BUS CO:

First Mile Square First Student

914-699-3333 914-668-2700

CLOSINGS, DELAYED OPENINGS, CANCELLATIONS OF AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

What goes into the decision to close schools, delay the openings or cancel after-school activities? Find the answers in the Q&A here:

* A student is generally eligible for bus transportation or discounted Bee Line bus passes if he or she resides at least 1.5 miles from the school he or she attends.