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Click here to go to the 2020-2021 Student Ridership 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 2020-2021 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'.


Click here to go to the 2020-2021 Alternate Stop Request Form

Due to the restrictions placed on the number of students that can safely ride a bus and the alternating schedule students will attend school, the Transportation Department will only be able to support alternate stops at licensed daycares.  Please note that transportation to alternate stops (e.g. daycare centers, etc.) do not automatically carry over from one year to the next. These stops must be requested each year. At this time we are receiving a high volume of alternate stop requests. Please allow up to (5) business days for your request to be processed. You may contact your students school for your bus information and start date.


Click here to go to the 2020-2021 Unsafe Stop Request Form 

Please complete this form to notify the Transportation Department if you believe your child's stop to be unsafe.

Bus routes

Bus routes will be created for the CMS phased return to in-person instruction. Stay tuned for updates in the coming days and weeks.

Transportation Services

CMS transportation department employs over 1,450 staff members to support transportation of CMS students.  Our transportation services consist 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. 

Here Comes the Bus

The "Here Comes the Bus" app will not be active until all grades of students return for in-person learning, which is currently scheduled for Jan. 19. Bus stops and times change with each phase of the return-to-school plan, preventing the app from providing accurate, up-to-date information for students and families. The app will be available for the full return in January. We appreciate the patience of our families and ask them to please remember to complete the bus attestation form each week their child is in school, ensure that their students are wearing on buses, and keep students at home if they are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms.

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.”

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