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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 view 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 2016-2017 Early Dismissal & School Closing Calendar.

Click here for Transpass information.

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

 

Automated Routing System COMPASS

The Department of Transportation uses a web-based routing application called COMPASS.  It has been built using the leading, widely popular, and standard GIS technology platform from ESRI.

The majority of the Federal, State, County, Municipal and School District agencies that work with mapping and GIS use ESRI technology.

COMPASS will consolidate all Transportation functions and processes into one system for schools and garages.

For information regarding COMPASS and to access training support please click on the Compass Training and Support link on this webpage.

 


 

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 offers important safety tips: 

Travel and Safety Tips - Market Frankford & Broad Street Lines

Travel and Safety Tips - Bus & Trackless Trolley service

Respect the Train Brochure

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)  
   
Allen, Ethel  
Chester Arthur  
Blaine  
Blankenburg   
Childs  
Deburgos   
Dick   
Duckrey  
Hartranft   
Heston   
Lea   
Longstreth  
Martha Washington   
McKinley   
Morris   
Nebinger   
Pennell   
Pennypacker   
Penrose  
Potter-Thomas   
Prince Hall   
Rhodes   
Rowen   
Stanton   
Vare   
W.D. Kelley   
Wister   
Wright   
Leeds   
Tilden   
Wagner   

Picture of SDP School Bus with a Collage of Philadelphia's Skyscrapers in the Background Click to Enlarge.

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