The Transportation Department is responsible for arranging transportation for students who attend schools within the City of Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver Borough. We also transport students who are city residents attending nonpublic and charter schools located within a 10 mile radius of the city lines.
Transportation Daily Update
Port Authority of Allegheny County is experiencing a high number of trip cancellations. Families are encouraged to use Trip Planner, an online PAT tool to identify quick, safe routes. Also, families should follow Port Authority’s Twitter account @PghTransitAlert for real-time trip cancellations. If your child’s Port Authority route is directly impacted by a trip cancellation, please contact your child’s school immediately.
Dear PPS Parent/Guardian‐
Families of charter, non‐public, and parochial students desiring daily transportation must submit an online request for service annually to ensure compliance with State regulations governed by Act 372 of the PA School Code. Transportation assignments will not be carried over from school year to school year. A new form for each student must be submitted in the summer prior to each school year.
Transportation will be provided based on the student’s school of enrollment and eligibility based on legal residence as confirmed in PPS’ Student Information records. Each school is responsible for sending enrollment information and/or rosters to PPS verifying enrollment and the legal address.
Families will complete this on‐line transportation form for each student for the 2023‐2024 school year. Allow 7‐14 business days for requests to be processed by PPS. You should only call us to check on the status of your request if it has been more than 14 business days since you submitted it. Please do not submit a second request.
Please note that if your child does not ride for a week or more, the stop could be eliminated, and a new form would need to be submitted. Forms must be received by July 17, 2023, to ensure transportation for the start of the 2023‐2024 school year.
Please visit the below link or scan code on a phone or tablet to access the request form.
Student ID will be required to complete the request.
Student ID numbers can be obtained by reaching out to the Parent Hotline, 412‐529‐HELP , or email@example.com.
The Parent Hotline operates Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Back to school is just around the corner and that means buses will be back on the road, and Pittsburgh Public Schools is warning drivers to pay attention and obey all signals. KDKA-TV's Chris Hoffman reports.
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