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 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. 



Did You Know....

  • For the 2016-17 school year, CMS Transportation has distributed bus schedules for an estimated 117,000 students to and from school daily, on 1,052 school buses. CMS buses will stop at approximately 25,000 bus stops. CMS Transportation will travel approximately 117,000 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.