Transportation

School BusFirst Student: 762-8299
BC Transit: 763-4464 
General Information:  778-1692  
Bus Passes: 762-8118
Schedule Information
The Binghamton City School District contracts with First Student, Inc. and Broome County Transit to provide transportation for approximately 2,500 students to and from public, private and parochial schools and classes for the disabled. School buses are also used for field trips, athletics and music groups. 


For transportation questions or concerns, please call Pupil Services at 762-8118.

If you are moving, please bring proof of your new address to the student’s school or to pupil services at 98 Oak Street.  It will generally take two business days to process changes, but it may take longer during the first few weeks of the school year.  

Transportation services are a privilege that can be suspended or revoked if actions by the child create a safety hazard or endanger other passengers. 

For safety purposes, video cameras have been installed on some of our buses.  This has been found to be an effective way to improve behavior on buses. 

Be aware that students will be dropped off at bus stops whether parents are at the bus stop or not.  In the event that you are not at the stop to meet your child when they get off the bus, it is a good idea to have a backup plan and discuss it with your child.

Distance Requirements

To qualify for district-provided transportation, students must meet the following requirements based on the distance from home to school:

Grades K-5: 1.0 mile
Grades 6-8: 1.5 miles
Grades 9-12: 2.0 miles

Under NYS law, parents who want transportation for their children to private and parochial schools must request transportation by April 1st each year.
Request for transportation to private/parochial school for the 2018-19 school year
You may email this form to yeagerk@binghamtonschools.org.

New residents moving into the district should submit a transportation request as soon as possible.

Parents who need transportation for their child(ren) five days a week to a before/after school licensed/registered child care center must complete a new request by June 30 each school year.  Distance requirements apply.  Request for transportation to/from child care location for the 2018-19 school year.

Grades 9-12:

Lifetouch photos are used for all bus passes.

Students needing photos for their I.D. should report to B314.

Eligible students will be provided with their bus pass within the first two weeks of school. 

Grades K-8:

The Main Office or Guidance Office of the student’s school building will provide “eligible” students with a bus pass within the first two weeks of school.

If you have moved, please bring proof of address to 98 Oak Street. You will be notified whether the new address qualifies the student as being eligible for busing. (See also Distance Requirements above)
School Bus Behavior

Many of our students ride the bus to and from school each day. The greatest bus safety risk for children is not riding the bus, but approaching and leaving the bus. Please teach children to follow these safety rules for riding the bus:

  • Get to the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.
  • When the bus approaches, stay at least 3 giant steps (6 feet) away from the curb.
  • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's OK to board.
  • If you have to cross the street to board, walk alongside the bus at least 5 giant steps (10 feet) before crossing in front of the bus, and be sure the driver sees you.
  • Never walk behind the bus.
  • If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver. Don't try to pick it up -- the driver might not see you. 

It is also important that students obey the bus rules for behavior. Remind children to stay in their seats, listen to the driver, and follow the rules.

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