Covid-19 Information Page

The Department of Transportation Services is working hard to ensure the safety and sanitation of our school bus & school vehicle fleet during COVID-19. This page will be updated frequently with new information regarding bus policies.

Below you can find pictures and videos of our District Garages cleaning and repairing our bus fleet in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year. Further down the page, you can find our Ridership Responsibilities document, as well as links to ours and our vendors cleaning policies.

Student Ridership Responsibilities

The health and safety of our students, drivers, and attendants remains of the utmost importance.   In order to provide a safe riding environment for students attending Extended School Year programs, the School District of Philadelphia Department of Transportation Services has developed the following requirements for students being transported on a school bus, van or sedan/cab.  These requirements were developed based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). These protocols will adhere to the CDC’s health, safety and social distancing guidelines for riding the bus.