Transportation Overview

  • Transportation for program students is provided by the Rochester City School District.

    The Rochester City School District (RCSD) Transportation Department contributes to student achievement by ensuring that our students have a safe and reliable means of getting to and from school and school related activities on a daily basis.

    They employ highly trained professional and dedicated bus drivers, maintenance mechanics, and office staff. First Student and Regional Transit Service (RTS) are subcontracted by RCSD to provide transportation for the Urban-Suburban Program under the Private, Parochial & Charter School designation.

    The Rochester City School District transportation policy is set by RCSD Board of Education. The New York State Education Department requires school districts to provide transportation to elementary and secondary children who live more than one and one-half (1.5) miles from the school they attend. Private, Parochial & Charter School transportation may not exceed fifteen (15) miles as allowed by the New York State Education Department.

    Rochester City School District Transportation Department and the Urban-Suburban Program, in cooperation with our service providers, strive to ensure that all students have a safe and pleasant trip to and from school every day.

    Please remember that transportation is a privilege, not a right. Discuss bus safety with your child regularly in order to ensure that they have a safe and enjoyable trip!

Bus Schedules

    • Bus schedules for returning students that ride the yellow buses from September–June are mailed to parents during the last two weeks in August.

    • If any changes are needed, contact the Urban-Suburban office immediately at 585-249-7045 in order to ensure uninterrupted service for the start of the school year.

    • Once school begins, please allow 7–10 days for the bus to get on a regular schedule.

    • Please notify the Urban-Suburban office at 585-249-7045 for any issues with the bus.

Riding a Bus Other Than Your Assigned Bus

    • Students are not allowed to ride a yellow bus other the one he/she is assigned to.

    • Any request to get off at another stop on his/her assigned bus must be made in writing and submitted to the bus driver.

    • Contact the Urban-Suburban office at 585-249-7045 for additional information.