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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 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 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 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