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Transportation

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.

Our Transportation Department is currently closed to the public. But, we're still here to help! Please call 262-631-7138 or email transportation.department@rusd.org with questions or if you need assistance.

Busing Information for 2020-2021 School Year

RUSD will begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning. It is our goal to get all our students back in school full time when it is safe to do so. We wanted to provide some information about bussing when schools are open. Bus stop information will be on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal approximately 10 days before face-to-face instruction is set to begin.

  • Buses will be disinfected using Zoono-Z71
  • Buses will have no more than 15 Students per bus stop, social distancing encouraged
  • All individuals on the bus must wear a face mask
  • All students will load bus back to front, dismiss front to back
  • There will be no more than 2 students per seat (3 if from the same household)
  • There will be no “Optional Transportation” through RUSD transportation this year
  • Parents can apply for Parent Transportation Contract through RUSD

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. 

Parent Transportation Contracts

Families who qualify for RUSD busing can apply for a Parent Transportation Contract through the Transportation Department. Please contact us at 262-631-7138 if you are interested in applying for a Parent Transportation Contract. 

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 transportation.department@rusd.org.