School Bus

The Transportation Department is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of students attending Arlington Public Schools. Free school bus transportation is provided to and from school for students living beyond a 1 mile walking distance from elementary schools and a 1.5 mile walking distance from middle and high schools. Over 45 percent of our students ride buses to school. For more information about school bus routes and bus stops, visit the Transportation section.

Transportation to and from school has a significant impact on energy use.  The graph below shows the different energy impacts per student resulting from different modes of transportation:  bus, single car drop off, car pooling, cycling, and walking.