Transportation

35 West Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA. 91007
For immediate assistance call Dispatch (626) 821-1435 x 2002  7:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
REGISTRATION for 2024/2025 SCHOOL YEAR
OPENS MONDAY July 1, 2024
 
VISION STATEMENT
 
Our mission is our dedication to provide safe, efficient, timely transportation to our passengers in a manner that will meet or exceed District standards, while providing excellent customer service to our community and a stable work environment for our employees. We will fulfill our mission by practicing on a daily basis, SPR.
 
SAFETY – Make sure we are utilizing the IPDE system. (Identify, Predict, Decide and Execute).
PRIDE – Having a high opinion of oneself, the job we perform and how we represent the District.
RESPECT – To have a courteous expression to one’s opinion, wishes or judgment
 
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Gabriel Santos
MANAGER OF FACILITIES AND OPERATIONAL SERVICES
                    
Gabriel Santos has been with AUSD since April of 2015, and has over 20 years of school district experience. He is a certified school bus driver, and has obtained a Director of Transportation certificate from CASBO. 
 
The Transportation Department has 14 drivers and 2 mechanics. The Department transports over 400 students to and from school and the scheduling of over 1,000 field trips a year. The Transportation Department is able to fulfill this obligation with staff that has over 150 years’ experience combined. All drivers are required to have 10 hours of in-service every year and are also required to pass a written and drive test conducted by the California Highway Patrol the last year of their school bus certificates validity. It is with the safety of our passengers and dedication and efficiency of our department that I/we dedicate our service to Arcadia Unified School District.
 
 
ARCADIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
 
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Home To School: Corner Stop Routes:
 
 
APPLY FOR A BUS PASS ONLINE and PAY ONLINE using the links below.
 
California law does not mandate Home-to-School-Transportation (HTST); however Arcadia Unified School District offers transportation to some school sites from designated bus stops where participation will support transportation services on a Parent Pay basis. 
 
 
STEP 1:  Apply For A Bus Pass Online:
 
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Bus Pass Application: 2023-2024 Regular School Year
(click icon)
 
 
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Bus Pass Application: 2024 K-Camp to Right At School (summer program)
(click icon)
 
 
 
STEP 2:  Pay Online
 
Bus Pass = $410 per student/per semester
 
Pay online using E-Funds below. BEFORE MAKING A PAYMENT, PLEASE COMPLETE A BUS PASS APPLICATION. You only need to complete an application once per school year. 
 
1st Semester 
Aug 14 - Dec 20, 2024
Prorated fee for Sept, $344/per student
Sept 3 - Dec 20, 2024
Prorated fee for Oct, $256/per student
Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2024
Prorated fee for Nov, $146/per student
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2024
Prorated fee for Dec, $80/per student
Dec 2 - Dec 20, 2024
 
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Make Bus Pass Payment On-Line Using E-Funds
(click icon)  Once on e-Funds click "Pay For Optional Fees".
 
Click on New User to create an account and password; or Login if you already have an account. On this web-site you can Make a Payment, View Payment History, and Schedule Payments.
 
Payment Methods:
DIRECT DEBIT will incur a $1.50 fee for each payment (recommended payment method)
DEBIT CARD/CREDIT CARD will incur a small percentage fee.
 
Click HERE to watch a short video on how to make an E-Funds payment
 
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Students must present a valid bus pass in order to board the school bus.  There will be a three (3) day grace period for students who have misplaced/lost their bus passes, after three (3) days students are required to have a replacement bus pass or lose their riding privileges.

A replacement bus pass is $10. To obtain a replacement bus pass,

  1. Login to your Efunds account
  2. Make a $10 payment
  3. When making the payment, indicate that the payment is for a replacement bus pass
 
ZONAR BUS PASS (Z PASS)
 
Z Pass improves the safety and security of pupil and passenger transportation by allowing district transportation personnel to quickly see where and when riders enter and exit buses. This information can be used to help locate a pupil.
 
Pupils carry a passive RFID identification card that they scan on-board to log each entry and exit from the bus. The time, date, and location of each scan is logged and transmitted to a secure database, providing district transportation personnel Instant access to real-time passenger status information.

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School Bus Safety:
 
Did you know that a school bus is the safest vehicle on the road? Studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) find that students taking the bus are close to 70 times more likely to get to school safely than if they rode in a car.

 

Are You Obeying School Bus Traffic Laws?

(click to find out)

 

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According to California law, drivers must stop when a school bus stops in front of them and extends its stop sign with red flashing lights.
 
In California, the fine for passing a school bus can be up to $1,000, according to the California Highway Patrol. Bus drivers are able to file reports against drivers who pass the school bus within 24 hours of the incident.
 
 
School Bus Safety Guide for Parents
 
Field Trip Process for School Sites:
 
 
EMPLOYEE SECTION
 
 
Staff Forms:
 
Green Sheet Request Form
(must use AUSD gmail)
 
 
Handbook: