Shuttle Route Information
The Transportation Department offers ORCA cards to eligible High School Students, in accordance with the Transportation Service Standards. Additional shuttle service is offered in circumstances where Metro service in a specific geographical area within district boundariesAll attendance area schools have a geographic boundary which defines who is More is limited or in cases where there is a lack of Metro capacity near a school destination.
Shuttle service is similar to normal route service because it will be provided on a yellow bus and riders are required to adhere to the school bus rules. Rules No. 2 and No. 3 do not apply on shuttles, students will be allowed to get on or off the bus at any of the listed stop locations.
Shuttle service is different than normal route service because students are not assigned to these shuttle routes and seat availability is limited to the number of students who can ride safely.
Please be advised that in cases of shuttle routes where students are not assigned, School Messenger is not available to communicate delays. Information regarding any delays on these routes will be posted on the Delayed Bus Information page as soon as possible.
Shuttle Changes for the 2023-24 School Year
Reductions to non-standard High School Service
At the start of the 2023-24 school year, Seattle Public Schools (SPSSeattle Public Schools More) will no longer provide supplemental shuttle service for high schools. This change affects Ballard, Cleveland, Ingraham, Lincoln, and Chief Sealth International high schools. Metro service is now free of charge to all students under 18 and route coverage has increased citywide.
*This will not affect students who receive transportation services as part of the special education services as identified in their IEP.
Why are high school shuttles being eliminated?
Supplemental high school shuttles were created to provide additional service for a few neighborhoods. Since SPSSeattle Public Schools More is facing a significant projected budget deficit, SPSSeattle Public Schools More Transportation service needs to reduce costs and can no longer provide supplemental service like high school shuttles.
Shuttle Routes for the 2022-23 School Year
The Transportation Department is offering supplemental shuttle service at the following locations for the 2022-23 school year.
If you have questions about shuttle service, please contact transportation by phone at 206-252-0900 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.