Student transportation is an integral part of our educational system. Accordingly, the Madison Metropolitan School District strives to provide safe, efficient, and economical transportation for all eligible students residing within school-district boundaries, under provisions of the appropriate Wisconsin State Statutes and Board of Education policy.
MMSD provides safe, efficient, and economical transportation for all eligible students residing within the school district boundaries:
- YELLOW BUS SERVICE - The District currently contracts with First Student Inc. to provide yellow bus service to students. With the exception of select school staff providing support on some routes, yellow bus service drivers and other staff are not District employees and work directly for First Student Inc.
MADISON METRO TRANSIT - The District does not generally provide transportation to high-school-aged students (grades nine through 12). Rather, the District and City of Madison work cooperatively to ensure that Madison Metro Transit routes are available to students as a primary means of transportation. Purchase a Pass from Madison Metro.
Fall Bus Routes
*2023-2024 bus routes and how to check your child's bus route in Infinite Campus are available below.
23-24 Bus Routes
The times posted are for routes starting November 6 with the new tiering system.
Any questions about your child's stop or changes should be directed to your school secretary for processing.
- What should I do if my child’s bus is late?
- How are yellow bus stops determined?
- How are “unusually hazardous zones” determined?
- Can my child be picked-up from or dropped-off at different stops on different days of the week?
- What is the drop-off procedure for students on yellow bus service in five-year-old kindergarten through eighth grade?
- My student is a Metro rider. What resources are available to them?
- How do I find out my child's bus route?
4711 Pflaum Road, Madison, WI 53718
Kenneth R. Thomas, Assistant Director Auxiliary Services (formerly Administrative Services)
Madison Metropolitan School District
If you have questions regarding transportation, you may find that your student's teacher or school staff can help. If not, please feel free to contact the Transportation Coordinator responsible for the transportation mode provided by calling 608-663-5288.
REGULAR BUS SERVICE: For questions regarding regular transportation (including 4K students), please send us a message.
SPECIALIZED/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: If your child receives specialized transportation based on his/her Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or receives other alternative transportation services, contact Cara Hanson.
TRANSITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP) TRANSPORTATION: If your child receives alternative transportation services related to TEP, contact Amanda Nagel.
MADISON METRO TRANSIT: If you have questions regarding Madison Metro Transit, they can be reached at (608) 266-4466.
TRANSPORTATION ISSUES, COMPLAINTS, FEEDBACK
MMSD is committed to providing our students and parents with the best customer service possible. If you have any issues, complaints, or other feedback, please contact the appropriate individual listed above. Your input is always welcome. If you have experienced an issue that presents an opportunity for us to improve, please provide us with specific details (e.g., date, approximate time, school, route, etc.).
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, MMSD is partnering with a new transportation provider, First Student. Further details of this partnership, and what it means for you and your student(s), will be available in the coming days. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience as we work to define how this new relationship will impact district families.
ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE...Our bus company and school staff will communicate directly with impacted parents/students in advance.
ANY REQUESTS FOR CHANGES MUST BE MADE IN WRITING...Email your request to the Transportation Department.