Student with LS passHigh School RTA Transportation

Dayton Public Schools Transportation
4290 North James H. McGee Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45417
Tel. (937) 542-4010  |  Fax (937) 542-4040

Through a partnership with the Greater Dayton RTA, high school students in the Dayton Public Schools may use their school photo ID to access free transportation to and from school via LS Service Routes.

Student Photo IDs will be valid every school day between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. If a student does not present their ID, he or she will be subject to a $2 fare per ride, or, a student may purchase a $4 day pass.  LS Service includes routes and designated stops through specific Dayton neighborhoods to service all DPS high schools.


Frequently asked questions

How do I get my pass?
Your pass is your permanent DPS photo ID. Contact your building’s principal if you still need one.

My pass was lost/stolen. What do I do?
Contact your school if you lose your photo ID. It will be replaced for a $5 fee.

I forgot my pass. How much does it cost to ride the bus?
It will cost $2 per trip, cash only. A day pass can be purchased for $4. 

When do LS buses run?
LS buses run every school day from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning September 30. 

How do I find my route?
View the schedules and stops above or visit You may also download the Transit App to find your nearest route.

How do I know when the RTA LS bus will arrive?
Pickup times for neighborhoods can be found above. Download the Transit App to track and save bus routes, or use the text to track feature for pickup times. For more information and ways to track your bus, visit:

I missed my LS bus. Can I ride a different RTA bus?
No. Passes can only be used on LS buses. 

Where do I need to stand for the bus to pick me up?
You must be at the bus stop on time and stand underneath the RTA sign. RTA recommends showing up 5 minutes early to the bus stop. 

Does traffic stop for the bus?
No. Traffic does not stop for public transportation. Exercise caution when crossing the street to get on or off the bus.

I will be at school later than 5 p.m. Will I have a ride home?
LS buses stop service at 5 p.m. However, you may be eligible to earn an extended RTA bus pass from your high school if you have good attendance, no disciplinary issues, good grades and participate in extracurricular activities. Contact your school’s main office for more information.

What else should I know?
You must follow all RTA and DPS rules while riding the bus. The RTA Code of Conduct and Rules of the Road can be found at: The DPS Student Code of Conduct can be found at: