Student Transportation

TRANSPORTATION & FLEET SERVICES

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. More information about Traversa Ride 360, a bus tracking app, is available below.

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.

    INFORMATION ABOUT RTA

    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. 

      Students will receive their first pass on the first day of school. Please refer to the information shared directly with parents as a call, email and text message about how to ride the RTA on the first day of school. The district is not permitted to publicly share this information, but it was communicated directly to all high school parents who have an up-to-date phone number and/or email on file.

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

      Bus Notifications

      The district is excited to offer a new bus tracking application to help parents and guardians view their bus schedule and bus location in real-time.

      Traversa Ride 360 (soon to be called My Ride K-12) is downloadable in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and can also be accessed through the Chrome browser. 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: https://ohdaytonps.traversaride360.com/

      View instructions for using Traversa Ride 360 below:

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