Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation strives to achieve Customer Delight by providing safe, timely, and efficient transportation that contributes to the educational success of all students through staff committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

Parent Resources

About Riding the School Bus
Who rides, rules, routes, and more.

Emergency Closing Information
How to find out if school is open, closed, or delayed

Bus Routes & School Bell Times
Online bus routes for the 2014-2015 year are now available

Questions About Your Bus Route
Contact Your Transportation Cluster Manager

Magnet Questions & Answers: For Parents
Information About Magnet Bus Routes

Transportation News

2014-2015 Bus Schedules Now Available Online
Regular education and magnet bus schedules are now available online. Questions regarding regular education routes should be directed to staff at the appropriate depot. Magnet and special education bus schedules are mailed to families from the Support Services Unit and questions should be directed to (301) 444-8580. Only arrival routes are posted online, but departure routes may be included in summer mailings sent by individual schools.
Information For Magnet & Special Program Families 
Buses for special programs (including magnet schools) are provided for eligible students enrolled in special programs on a cooperative basis with parents. Please read the document for important information about parent and transportation responsibilities. 
2014-2015 Important Dates 
  • August 21 - All Permanent Employees Report to Work (Orientation Day): 3 Hr Early Release 
  • August 25 - First Day of School for Students 
  • October 17 - Fall In-Service Meeting (COMAR): All Employees Must Report 
  • January 20 - Winter In-Service Meeting (COMAR): All Employees Must Report 

Contact Us

Central Administration

16651 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Phone: (301) 840-8130

Contact information for other units 

Questions About Your Bus Route

Who is responsible for your child's bus route and how to contact them 

Web Maintenance

Can't find what you're looking for? Please email the DOT Webmaster for help, questions or comments.


For information on Montgomery County Public Schools transportation policies and other information, click on the following links:

Just Cause Standards For Bus Attendants & Bus Operators (JCSBABO)

Outline of employee expectations & consequences in order to provide a fair and transparent system for managing infractions.

EEA Student Transportation (PDF 38K)
To delineate MCPS transportation services and safety guidelines for transporting public and nonpublic school students.

EEA-EA Student Transportation (PDF 12K)
Denominational and parochial school students entitled to transportation.

EEA-RA Transportation of Students (PDF 40K)
To establish procedures for transporting students attending public or nonpublic schools, etc.

DOT Processes Documents

To outline the strategic plan of transportation performance and it's implementation.

Staff Resources

Employees can check permanent statuses, bus assignments and other information below.