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    Transportation

    HERE COMES THE BUS: PGCPS INTRODUCES NEW TRACKING APP  

    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) encourages parents to download the new Here Comes the Bus mobile app for bus locations and transportation updates. Here Comes the Bus uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to locate and track buses and offers real-time information on the exact location. Parents can track multiple buses and find out exactly when children arrive at school or home. Parents can customize settings in the app to receive push notifications alerting them when the bus is near or advising of a delay or schedule change. For assistance with the app, contact herecomesthebus@pgcps.org.

    How to Get Started:

    1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.
    2. Once in the app, select "Sign Up" and enter PGCPS School Code: 87674.
    3. Create account.
    4. Add student(s) by last name and Student ID.
    5. Customize settings under ‘Notifications’
    6. From desktop computers and mobile devices, log on to herecomesthebus.com.

    Need transportation help?

    For assistance with bus stop changes and related issues, contact transpor@pgcps.org or the Transportation Phone Bank at 301-952-6570, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For problems after regular office hours, call School Security at 301-499-7000.

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    Note: The bus stop information displayed may not indicate eligibility for bus service. Please check final status for bus service with your 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 the following:

    • Before the school year begins, visit the bus stop location with your child.
    • Be sure your child knows the safest route to the bus stop location.
    • When taking your child to the bus stop on the first day, please arrive at least five minutes early.
    • Your child should know their bus route number and school name. There will be a sign in the second window on the door side of each bus.
    • Become familiar with your bus driver, but be aware that a different driver may substitute.

    The safety of students is our primary concern. We appreciate your help in promoting safety, both on and off the bus.

    Bus Service Eligibility 

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

    For concerns regarding bus route safety, please contact transpor@pgcps.org or 301-952-6570

     Bus Service for Special Education Students 

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

     Bus Service for Homeless Students 

    The Transportation Office receives a copy of the Homeless Student Services Form completed by the parent/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, click here to visit the Homeless Education webpage or contact 301-925-2482