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 by June 30, 2023. 

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


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 (formerly called Traversa Ride 360) 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, please visit:

    My K-12 Ridership Alerts | My Ride K-12 Application Sheet | My Ride K-12 User Guide

    View instructions for using the app below:

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


        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. 

          RTA Route List by SchoolRTA Rules of the Roadhow to ride the rta video
          Each month, high schools will distribute new monthly RTA passes to students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school. Throughout the school year, high schools will distribute these passes prior to the last day of the month so students always have an active pass. 

          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.