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Transportation Update

Dear NPS families,


School starts one week from today and our school transportation planning is well underway! Below please find a few helpful links, as well as Frequently Asked Questions as you prepare for transportation to and from school.


When will I receive my bus pass?

The first batch of bus passes were mailed the week of August 19th. A second batch will be mailed out during the week of August 26th. We are still processing applications and passes will be mailed out as soon as possible. Please know that it can take several days for the bus pass to move through the postal service system.  


Is there still time to order a bus pass?

The deadline to order a bus pass has passed. However, we can still accept applications. Follow this link to apply for a bus pass.


Will you be checking bus passes on the first day of school?

No, we will NOT be checking bus passes until all applications have been processed, passes have been mailed, and we are certain students have received their passes. This is likely to be several weeks into the school year. 


If I paid via check, when will funds be deducted from my account?

We are processing the checks we have received regularly. Please know that mailed checks can take several days to move through the postal service system. 


Will buses be crowded this year?

After all bus passes have been processed and mailed, we do track ridership during the first few weeks of school. As we track ridership, we will make the necessary adjustments to provide safe and comfortable transportation to and from school.


In the Newton Public Schools, we encourage students to walk, bike, or ride our yellow buses to school. Middle and high school students also have the opportunity to use the MBTA to go to and from school. Below we have included a few helpful links to more information on walking, biking, and riding to school


Bus pass application

Find my bus stop

Crossing guard locations

Taking the MBTA


Please be sure to visit our website for more information on all transportation in the Newton Public Schools. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school!



Newton Public Schools Department of Transportation