Francisco DuPrey440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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.
Notice of Change in Bus Service Provider
If your child is currently receiving yellow bus service with Atlantic Express, please be aware that beginning on Monday, March 3rd, your child will be transported by a new bus company, Durham Student Services.
The previous bus vendor, Atlantic Express was recently acquired by Durham. You may see either company name printed on the bus when it arrives at your child’s bus stop, since Durham is in the process of re-branding the old Atlantic Express vehicles. Please allow your child to board the bus.
The Transportation Service Department will have additional customer service personnel on hand to handle questions and convey information to you as the situation evolves. Feel free to contact the school district transportation services department if you have questions or concerns at: (215) 400-4350. Additionally, you may contact Durham School Services directly at: 215-535-7300, 215-537-5405 or 215-288-3754.
Please rest assured that the School District of Philadelphia is committed to continuing to provide reliable and safe transport for your child and all of our students.
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 on FAQ's for the answers to frequently ask questions.
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.
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.
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440 North Broad Street 3rd Floor - Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-400-4350 Fax: 215-400-4351