"To continuously enhance the CMS learning environment byproviding leading edge services that support academic achievement."
“To relentlessly provide services and facilities where students and staff can be safe and successful.”
CMS transportation department employs over 1,450 staff members to support transportation of CMS students. Our transportation services consists of an operations division comprised of 14 transportation areas, a full turn key maintenance division, a safety and training operation, a routing and scheduling division and central office support staff.
For the 2018-2019 school year, CMS Transportation has distributed bus schedules for an estimated 127,000 students to and from school daily, on 1,088 school buses. CMS buses will stop at approximately 31,000 bus stops in the AM and 31,500 in the PM. CMS Transportation will travel approximately 125,000 miles each day within 546 square miles in Mecklenburg County.
School buses must stop at all railroad crossings.
School buses can not turn right on red.
School bus drivers are required to signal children at all passenger stops. These hand signals are desinged to enhance safety.
The maximum speed limit for yellow school buses is 45 mph, or in accordance with the posted speed limit.
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.
Please review our "Key Dates" which will show when to expect for your child's transportation assignment to be available.
2018-2019 Student 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 2018-2019 school year. Please
note that if the request is already prefilled "Yes" for the
service(s) needed, no request needs to be submitted and you can click
2018-2019 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 year to the next. These stops must be requested each year. At this time we are receiving a high volume of alternate stop request. Please allow up to at least (7) business days for your request to be processed. You may contact your students school for your bus information and start date.
2018-2019 Unsafe Stop Request Form - Please Complete this form to notify the Transportation Department if you believe your child's stop to be unsafe. A Transportation Area Manager will review your request and follow up with you as soon as possible.
For further information about Consolidated Stops for the 2018-2019 school year, please "Click Here"
The 2018-2019 Daycare 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.
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being updated to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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