The Seattle Public Schools Transportation Department provides yellow bus, door-to-door, Metro, and cab service to a variety of students attending Seattle Public Schools and Head Start.

Check Out Transportation FAQs

Our FAQ page has been updated to include information regarding the start of the school year.
Information about Seattle Public Schools ORCA cards, bus assignment notices and other answers to the questions asked most often are available here.

Transportation Service Standards 2016-17

Transportation Service Standards for the 2016-17 school year have been approved.

More information about the standards and other information for the 2016-17 school year is available below:

City of Seattle ORCA Card Program

​The City of Seattle is sponsoring an ORCA card program for low income high school students residing 0-2 miles from their attendance area school, who currently do not receive district funded transportation. This program replaces last year’s FRL ORCA card pilot program.  More information is available at and the email address is​

Hourly Transportation Employment Opportunities

The Transportation Department is looking for Hourly Bus Monitors and Crossing Guards.

Please contact Yvonne Carpenter, Field Staff Lead, for further information.

Inclement Weather and Ice and Snow Transportation Plan

From time to time, weather may force a change in the district’s normal operating routines. Check our Inclement Weather Transportation Plan webpage for information about how decisions are made, how information is disseminated to families, and what parents and guardians can expect. Read more about transportation in the event of ice or snow.

Contact Us

Please have your Student ID Number and Bus Route Number available when contacting Transportation.

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