Transportation Updates for the 2020-21 School Year
See what’s new for transportation in the 2020-2021 school year
In accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-801 (see below for regulation with translations) , the DOE provides transportation to all eligible New York City students in public, charter, and non-public schools. In partnership with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and our school age and preschool bus companies, our mission is to ensure safe and reliable transportation to and from school.
See Transportation Rights for what you and your child can expect from DOE transportation services.
You can print out the Transportation Overview for Families, available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
Get Your Child’s Bus Information
District and charter school parents: Sign up for your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to view information on your child’s transportation services and busing information.
Your school can provide you with your child’s student ID.
Non-public school parents: Please contact your school to get information about your child’s bus information.
DOE employees: visit Student Profile for student school and bus information or see Transportation Resources for Schools on the InfoHub for additional information.
Note: Access to the Student Transportation Search page is no longer available.
Why is the Bus Late?
Sometimes buses are delayed because of traffic congestion or mechanical failure. Check our bus delays page to see if your child’s route has been affected.
Types of Transportation Service
Transportation services that are available to families vary by school and by each child’s eligibility for those services. Speak with your school if you have questions about the available options.
- At minimum, schools will provide student MetroCards to eligible students
- Schools may also offer stop-to-school bus service if sufficient students meet busing eligibility criteria
- Curb-to-school or specialized bus service is provided to students whose medical, health, or disability-related conditions or special circumstances prevent them from being able to walk or utilize other forms of transportation to get to and from school.
Full-fare student MetroCards are provided at no cost to eligible students and are good on MTA subways and non-express buses.
Student MetroCards are different from regular MetroCards. A student MetroCard has three trips and three transfers.
(Subway + bus = one trip and one transfer)
Visit our MetroCards page to learn more.
Stop-to-School Bus Service
School bus transportation refers to picking up and dropping off one or more students at designated bus stops. To use this service, your school must participate in the bus program and your child must be eligible.
Contact your school for more information on school bus service.
Curb-to-School or Specialized Bus Service
This type of transportation utilizes vehicles that are equipped to meet the transportation accommodations listed on a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Accommodations Plan and have a trained driver and an attendant on-board. Curb-to-school specialized bus services pick up and drop off the student at the safest locations near the student’s home.
- Students in grades K-12 with an IEP that recommends