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The vision of the Transportation Department is to provide safe and timely transportation for eligible students, based on state statutes and District policies. Furthermore, it is essential to be innovative and fiscally responsible.

Busing Eligibility

Students residing two (2) miles or more from their home school or on a street deemed hazardous by the police department are eligible for transportation. Walkers are students living within two (2) miles of the school they are attending. All transportation is determined by your residential address. To determine if your address qualifies for transportation, click here. If by choice you attend a school outside your attendance boundary, you will not be eligible for transportation.

Bus Stops

Bus stop locations are determined to create the smoothest path for the bus drivers and to pick up multiple students at one stop. Keeping the fewest stops per bus route reduces travel time. 

Bus Tracker App

FirstView® helps our families better manage your time during the hectic before- and after school rush by putting your student’s up-to-the-minute bus information in your hands.

This app is easy to download, set up and use and packed with helpful features to give you peace of mind, including estimated bus arrival time, opt-in district messaging regarding delays or issues, customizable alerts for when the bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away, secure password protection and built-in customer support.

To download, go to You also can find FirstView® in the App Store or Google Play.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions or need additional information please email

Monthly City Bus Passes Now Available for Purchase

RUSD has partnered with the City of Racine to sell monthly city bus passes to students in grades 6-12 that are not eligible for transportation (i.e. live under 2 miles from their school). Families are able to purchase monthly city bus passes for use during school days. Monthly passes will be available for purchase one week prior to the start of each month.

The monthly passes will cost $35.00 per month. During months that school is not in session for multiple days, (example: Nov. and Dec.) passes will be $30.00. View the full monthly payment schedule here. Please note, monthly rates will not be prorated.  

RUSD families can purchase their monthly city bus passes at RUSD's Enrollment and Transportation Department located at 3109 Mt. Pleasant St. building #1. Only electronic payments will be accepted. Cash will not be accepted. 

If you have any questions, please email