Transportation Services

Welcome to Our Web Site

Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia's (SDP) Transportation Services department.  Our goal is to provide safe transportation to students in the Philadelphia area who attend public, non-public, charter, parochial and private schools.

For more information on what specific services we provide and whom to contact, please peruse our site. 

Having a transportation problem?

Transportation Operations is open from 6:30 AM until the last student is dropped off.  Please call (215) 400-4350 and choose from the menu options.

Click here to download the 2015-2016 Early Dismissal & School Closing Calendar.

Click here for Transpass information.

Click on FAQ's for the answers to frequently ask questions.


New Transportation System (COMPASS / XSIS)

Transportation Services has implemented a new Automated Routing and Management system called 'Compass'.  It is a web based system that will allow schools to submit transportation requests online and access all transportation related reports (Bus/Transpass/Rider Logs).  This system will consolidate all Transportation functions and processes into one system for schools and garages. 

For information related to SDP and Charter school usage of Compass including training material, click here.

For information related to Non-Public School usage of Compass including training material, click here.

 To access the Compass/XSIS system, click on the URL below:



SEPTA Travel Tips

The School District is advising students and their parents to plan ahead for school trips.

One of the best places to start is on SEPTA’s Website, which has schedule and trip-planning resources, as well as information on current student fare rates.

SEPTA recently launched a new School Trip Planner at http://www.septa.org/service/schools-travel-options.html that includes routes and travel options for students. SEPTA Customer Service representatives can also provide schedule and trip-planning assistance by phone at (215) 580-7800.

Travel Tips - Market Frankford & Broad Street Lines

Travel Tips - Bus & Trackless Trolley service

Safe Routes

Provided below are WalkSafePHL routes for elementary and middle schools receiving students, and links to SEPTA tools that can help parents and students identify travel options for the upcoming school year.

The WalkSafePHL program, spearheaded by Town Watch Integrated Services (TWIS), was designed to increase safe corridors for students by identifying safe routes for students to travel to and from school.  The routes provided below are those that have been identified to be staffed with volunteers from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the school year. Before the start of the school year, these maps will be updated to reflect safe havens and other details.  To learn more about WalkSafePHL, please click here.

WalkSafePHL Routes (Elementary Schools)  SEPTA School Travel Options (High Schools)
Allen, Ethel  Ben Franklin 
Chester Arthur  High School of the Future
Blaine  John Bartram 
Blankenburg   Mastbaum 
Childs  Kensington CAPA 
Deburgos   Kensington Health Sciences 
Dick   Kensington High School for Business
Duckrey  Martin Luther King 
Hartranft   Motivation  
Heston   Overbrook
Lea   Parkway Northwest 
Longstreth  Penn Treaty 
Martha Washington   Philadelphia Military Academy 
McKinley   Roxborough 
Morris   South Philadelphia 
Prince Hall    
W.D. Kelley    

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