Student Transportation

The DPS Bus Rider Registration form will be used by the Office of Transportation Services to determine eligibility and bus route preparation.  Parents/guardians should complete this form for each student. 

Transportation requests for students with disabilities are submitted by the Office of Exceptional Children and parents should not use the online request form.

Bus Registration Form
North/South Transportation Zone Map

DPS utilizes a north/south transportation zone system. If K-8 students attend a school in the same zone in which they live, they automatically receive transportation provided that students meet one or more of these criteria:

  • Lives more than 1.5 miles from his/her school, OR
  • Has a route to school affected by one of four hazards (river, active railroad tracks, bridge with no sidewalks, and major highways), OR
  • Has transportation specified in his/her IEP.
  • A transportation request for a non-DPS student may be made through the school he/she attends.

Read about the change to North and South Transportation Zones here.


4290 North James H. McGee Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45417
Tel: (937) 542-4010
Fax: (937) 542-4040

Yellow bus transportation is available for K-8 students.

Students in grades 9-12 may choose to ride the RTA to and from school. More information about bus pass distribution and riding the RTA is available below.

    K-8 Bus Notifications

    My Ride K-12 is downloadable from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and can also be accessed through the Chrome browser. This app allows parents and guardians to track their student's bus in real time and see pickup and drop-off times and locations.

    You will need to provide your student’s name and ID number to use the service. If you choose to use a browser to access the bus schedule and location, click here.

    View instructions for using the app below:

    English | Spanish | French | Arabic | Kinyarwandan | Pashto | Dari/Farsi | Russian | Swahili | Turkish

    My Ride K-12 Planned Bus Stop Location


        High school students who need transportation to and from school are welcome to use the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The district will be providing monthly RTA passes to high school students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school. Please review more information below about pass distribution and using the RTA. 

          How to Ride the RTA video translations: Arabic | Farsi/Dari | French | Kinyarwandan | Pashto | Russian | Spanish | Swahili | Tigrinya | Turkish

            Additional Resources

            About Transportation

            The Transportation Department provides the community a safe, professional and efficient means to transport eligible students in the Dayton area.

            We provide transportation for students to and from school, athletic events and field trips. Transportation is also provided for special events as assigned by the district superintendent. Our school bus fleet travels over 8,000 miles per day and over 1.5 million miles a school year!

            The Dayton Public Schools Transportation Department has received the highest marks for safety and reliability from the annual Ohio State Highway Patrol inspection team. We strive to provide safe and reliable transportation for our students by effectively managing time, resources and personnel.