Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation strives to achieve Customer Delight by providing safe, timely, and efficient transportation that contributes to the educational success of all students through staff committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

Parent Resources

About Riding the School Bus
Who rides, rules, routes, and more.

Emergency Closing Information
How to find out if school is open, closed, or delayed

Bus Routes & School Bell Times
Online bus routes for the 2014-2015 year are now available

Questions About Your Bus Route
Contact Your Transportation Cluster Manager

Magnet Questions & Answers: For Parents
Information About Magnet Bus Routes

Transportation News

Elementary Schools Returning to Home Facilities (January 2015) 
Candlewood and Rock Creek Forest Elementary Schools will be returning to their home facilities in January 2015 following the completion of modernization projects. Bus schedules may change from current routes. Families should review updated bus schedules when they become available. Changes may include route numbers, stop locations and times. Questions or concerns should be directed toward the appropriate Transportation Cluster Manager (TCM) for your school. 

Schools on the holding facility schedule can be found from the Division of Long-Range Planning's website. 
MCPS TV Produces "Kid Cop" PSA - Watch Online 
MCPS and MCPS-TV in collaboration with Montgomery County Government and the Montgomery County Police Department are proud to produce the Respect the Bus "Kid Cop" public service announcement. The goals of the PSA are to let drivers know that school buses are now equipped with video cameras to catch drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus and to increase awareness about laws prohibiting drivers from passing stopped school buses when the school stop sign arm is engaged. You can view the videos online. 
Mandatory COMAR Meeting for All DOT Staff: January 20, 2015 
All transportation employees are required to attend the winter COMAR meeting held at various locations on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Attendance is mandatory unless on approved leave from your depot manager. Check with your depot secretary or newsletter for your assigned meeting location.

Contact Us

Central Administration

16651 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Phone: (301) 840-8130

Contact information for other units 

Questions About Your Bus Route

Who is responsible for your child's bus route and how to contact them 

Web Maintenance

Can't find what you're looking for? Please email the DOT Webmaster for help, questions or comments.


For information on Montgomery County Public Schools transportation policies and other information, click on the following links:

Just Cause Standards For Bus Attendants & Bus Operators (JCSBABO)

Outline of employee expectations & consequences in order to provide a fair and transparent system for managing infractions.

EEA Student Transportation (PDF 38K)
To delineate MCPS transportation services and safety guidelines for transporting public and nonpublic school students.

EEA-EA Student Transportation (PDF 12K)
Denominational and parochial school students entitled to transportation.

EEA-RA Transportation of Students (PDF 40K)
To establish procedures for transporting students attending public or nonpublic schools, etc.

DOT Processes Documents

To outline the strategic plan of transportation performance and it's implementation.

Staff Resources

Employees can check permanent statuses, bus assignments and other information below.


Parents can complete forms online, save and then send to transportation.

Policies for students enrolled in magnet or special programs can be viewed below:

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