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.

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

Bus Drivers Needed for the Upcoming School Year

Seattle Public Schools partners with First Student to provide yellow bus service for our students to get to and from school on a daily basis.

Additional drivers are needed to meet needs associated with the upcoming bell flip this fall. First Student is dedicated to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse pool of talent, building a strong local workforce representative of the communities where they serve.

If you are interested in a job opportunity as a bus driver check out First Student's webpage for more information about their company.

The First Student School Bus Driver Job Description can be found here.

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.

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