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. 



Department Overview....

  • 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 note while using the links below you will have to use either a Desktop computer, or a Laptop. Using a cell phone and or tablet will not allow the request to be completed.****


2019-2020 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 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 an​d you can click 'No Changes'.


2019-2020 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.

​​For further information about Consolidated Stops for the 2019-2020 school year, please "Click Here"

​The 2019-2020 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.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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