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Durham Public Schools Transportation

DPS Transportation

Durham Public Schools is the first district in North Carolina to offer parents to option to track their child's bus in real-time! 

All you need is an account with our "Here Comes the Bus" application online, and you can track the bus using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Using the latest in GPS technology, this app lets you see where the bus is and confirms when the bus has arrived at the bus stop and at the school.
 
Plus, users can sign up to receive a text message or email when the bus is within a certain radius of the bus stop. No more rushing to get out of the house in time just to see the bus already pulling away! 
 
Sign up today -- it's free and easy. 

How to get started:

1  Visit herecomesthebus.com

2  Click the Sign-Up Today! Button

3  Enter school code 97034 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”

4  Complete the “User Profile” box

5  Under “My Students,” click “Add”.  Enter the student’s last name and student ID number.

6  Confirm the information and you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus! 

HOW TO REQUEST AN ALTERNATE STOP

  • Alternate Stops are to be requested for any stop other than the stop assigned to your child, within the boundary of your school.
  • Request an alternate stop with the front desk personnel.

HOW CAN I APPEAL THE BUS ASSIGNMENT MY CHILD WAS GIVEN?

  • Complete a bus stop appeal form that is at the school and on the dpsnc.net site.
  •  Bus stop appeal form online
    • Search dpsnc.net
    • Scroll down to the Transportation Tab
    • Click Transportation
    • Click Transportation Forms
    • Fill out the form in its entirety

HOW DO I REQUEST BUS TRANSPORTATION?

  • Complete the returning student portal during the first few weeks of school or call the school to request a bus stop.
  • Bus assignments will be processed within 10 days, during the 1st month of school. After the 1st month, they will be processed within 3-5 days.

HOW DO I CHECK FOR MY STUDENTS BUS ASSIGNMENT?

  • Check for bus assignments by using the student portal on dpsnc.net or Here Comes the Bus.
  • Student portal
    • Dpsnc.net
    • Scroll down to the Transportation Tab
    • Click Transportation
    • Click Secure Bus Stop Information
    • Enter Students last name and Student ID number (provided by the school)
  • Here Comes the Bus- follow the steps on the card provided. How to get started:
  1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the Sign-Up Today! Button
  3. Enter school code 97034 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add”.  Enter the student’s last name and student ID number.
  6. Confirm the information and you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

 

Please contact Shaquana Lindsey, Transportation Technology Coordinator at 919-560-3822 ext. 29200 if you have any questions.

Please allow 24 hours for information to upload on the app.

 WHOM DO I CALL IF THE STUDENTS BUS DOES NOT SHOW UP?

  • Please call the DPS Transportation Department at 919-560-BUSS.

 STUDENTS HAVE TO BE CONFIRMED BY TRANSPORTATION TO BOARD A BUS DUE TO COVID PRECAUTIONS!

Please contact Shaquana Lindsey, Transportation Technology Coordinator at 919-560-3822 ext. 29200 if you have any questions.