Fort Wayne Community Schools Transportation


Each day, Fort Wayne Community Schools’ buses transport up to 16,000 students, twice a day, in 255 yellow buses over 145 square miles. Those 1,091 routes add up to 3.6 million miles traveled by bus each year. We are proud of the service our drivers provide in safely transporting our students to and from school each day. Questions? Call 467-1900.

Phone Numbers

Regular Education Routing:
260-467-1905, option 3
Special Education Routing:
260-467-1905, option 2
Front Desk at North Transportation:
260-467-1900, option 3
Front Desk at South Transportation:
260-467-1900, option 1
Director of Transportation:
Frank Jackson
260-467-1900, option 1
North Transportation Manager:
Cindi Freehill
260-467-1900, option 3
South Transportation Manager:
Lester Bush
260-467-1900, option 1

Bus Safety

When riding the bus

When riding the bus

  • Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.
  • Be courteous.
  • Cooperate with the driver.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Do not be destructive.
  • Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  • Do not yell or scream on board the bus or use profane language.
  • Inform the bus driver or school official if a problem occurs.
While waiting at the bus stop

While waiting at the bus stop

  • Do not horseplay or act in a way that could cause harm to others.
  • Do not play in the street.
  • Do not throw things.
  • Arrive at the bus stop no more than five minutes prior to scheduled bus arrival.
  • When the bus arrives, line up in an orderly fashion, away from the curb, and do not push or cut in line.
  • Stay back from the bus until it stops and the driver signals it’s OK to get on.
Staying safe when crossing the street

Staying safe when crossing the street

  • Always obey all traffic rules. Never cross against the light.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing.
  • Cross in a crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, cross at the corner.
  • If the crosswalk has a Walk/Don’t Walk sign, only cross when the sign says Walk.

Did you know...

  • School buses keep an annual estimated 17.3 million cars off roads surrounding schools each morning.
  • Each school bus transports the equivalent of the passengers in 36 cars.
  • School buses save the nation 2.3 billion gallons of fuel.
  • School buses save the nation $6 billion.
  • The use of school buses keeps 44.6 billion pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.