• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.

    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
  • Bus Stop Search

    Bus Stop Search

    Need transportation help?  Call the Transportation Phone Bank daily Monday - Friday from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm at (301-952-6570)

    Search Bus Stops by Address   

    List Bus Stops by School  

    The link at left will connect you to our bus routing system.  You will be able to find the bus stop for a particular address.  Searches can be limited to an individual school or include all schools. To protect the privacy of personal information no student names or addresses are included.

    Stop information displayed may not indicate address entered is eligible for bus service. Addresses on the fringe of the walk zones may show stop location, which exist, outside of the walk zone.Please check final status for bus service with your local school or the Transportation Office.

    We need drivers 

    Check this page to learn how to become a bus driver.

    Bus lot phones 

    This link gives the phone numbers and bus route numbers for each of our 12 bus lots.

    School Finder

    Use this link to see the school assignments for a particular address.  It also includes magnet and special programs.

    Bus Stop Tips:

    Since there may be several buses picking up children in the same area, we recommend ...

    • Before the school year begins, you and your child visit the arranged bus pick-up location.
    • Be sure your child knows the safest way to the exact location where the bus will stop.
    • When taking your child to the bus stop on the first day, it is important to be at the pick-up location at least five minutes early.
    • Your child should know the route number and the name of this year's school. This will insure that your child will board the correct bus. Each bus will have a sign located on the side of the bus in the second window on the door side for your convenience.
    • You and your child should become familiar with your bus driver, but be aware that a different driver may substitute when needed.

    On line bus stop lookups will be available approximately August 15th.
    Thank you for your support and best wishes for a successful school year.

    Scroll down this page for additional important information.
    Need Assistance? This office has established a phone bank of staff members waiting to take your call. All calls are logged and given reference numbers for tracking. Due to the number of calls that can occur at this time of year, we ask for your patience. Please call (301) 952-6570.



    Could the bus stop change?

    Possibly.  As we receive new data from the student information system we will change bus routes to accommodate changes of address, new enrollments and program assignments.  Therefore we expect that while bus stop locations will remain relatively constant, bus numbers and stop times will change whenever a route is adjusted.  Based on past experience, we expect a great deal of change during late August and early September.  This web site always has the most up-to-date information.

    How does the system place bus stops?

    The locations of bus stops have been optimized by the computer taking into account the traffic safety issues of the streets in the area and the location of the children.  In most cases bus stops are at corners.  The stops are designed to be within approximately 1/4 mile of the student's home.  There have been no changes in the maximum walking distances, which remain at 1.5 miles for elementary schools and 2 miles for secondary schools.

    What if I don't find my stop?

    All of the bus stops are based on student addresses provided by each school. If you do not find a stop we may not have the right address.  Contact your school to be sure they have the correct address on file, including any day care addresses.  If the address is right call us at (301) 952-6570 and we will investigate the problem.

    When will I be notified about the bus stop?

    All parents will receive a letter approximately August 17th. with the location of the bus stop, the bus number and the pickup/drop off times.