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Please review our Key D​ates​ which will show you when you can expect for your child's transportation assignment to be available.

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​2016-2017 Stu​dent Transportation Information Form - Please complete this form to notify the CMS Transportation Department if your student is currently enrolled and you wish to request transportation or to notify us of a change to your child's AM or PM ride status for the 2016-2017 school yearPlease note that if the request is already​​​​​​​​​​ prefilled "Yes" for the service(s) needed,​ no request needs to be submitted an​d you can click 'No Changes'.

2016-2017 Alternate Stop Request Form​ - Please complete this form to request a stop at a different location from what your child is currently assigned (e.g. request a stop at a daycare center, ASEP program or to return back to the neighborhood stop). Please note that transportation to alternate stops (e.g. daycare centers, etc.) do not automatically carry over from one school year to the next.  These stops must be requested each year.

2016-2017 Unsafe ​Stop Re​quest Form​​​ - Please complete this form to notify the Transportation Department if you believe your child's stop to be unsafe.


​​For further information about Consolidated Stops for the 2016-2017 school year, please ​click ​here.


The 2016-2017 Da​y​care List​​​​ is not a complete listing of daycare centers within a school-attendance boundary.  If the daycare center is ​located within your school-attendance boundary, you can request an alternate stop at that location. Please select this form and scroll down to your child's school for more information.  Please call 980-343-6715​ if you have questions about alternate-stop locations.



Our Mission Statement and Vision

Our vision:

"To continuously enhance the CMS learning environment by providing leading edge services that support academic achievement."

Our Mission:

“To relentlessly provide services and facilities where students and staff can be safe and successful.”

Transportation Services

CMS transportation department employs over 1,450 staff members to support transportation of CMS students.  Our transportation services consists of an operations division which supports 14 transportation areas, a full turn key maintenance division, a safety and training operation, a routing and scheduling division and central office support staff. 

Did You Know...

  • Nationally school buses travel approximately 4.3 billion miles per year. With a fatality rate of 0.02 per 100,000,000 passenger miles, school buses are the safest form of ground transportation in the U.S.
  • For the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, CMS Transportation has distributed bus schedules for an estimated 125,800 students to and from school daily, on 1,020 school buses. CMS buses will stop at approximately 24,000 bus stops. CMS Transportation will travel approximately 105,000 miles each day within 546 square miles in Mecklenburg County.
  • CMS has the largest public school transportation operation in the North Carolina.
  • CMS Transportation is ranked the 10th largest student transportation operations in the nation.
  • School buses must stop at all railroad crossings.
  • School buses can not turn right on red.
  • The maximum speed limit for yellow school buses is 45 mph, or in accordance with the posted speed limit.