FWCS Transportation

Each day, Fort Wayne Community Schools' buses travel transport more than 21,000 students in 250 buses over 145 square miles. Those 1,700 routes add up to 3.6 million miles traveled by bus each year. We are proud of the service our drivers provide in safely transporting our students to and from school each day. Questions? Call 467-1900.

Bus Safety

When riding the bus

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  • Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.
  • Be courteous.
  • Cooperate with the driver.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Do not be destructive.
  • Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  • Do not yell or scream on board the bus or use profane language.
  • Inform the bus driver or school official if a problem occurs.

While waiting at the bus stop

  • Do not horseplay or act in a way that could cause harm to others.
  • Do not play in the street.
  • Do not throw things.
  • Arrive at the bus stop no more than five minutes prior to scheduled bus arrival.
  • When the bus arrives, line up in an orderly fashion, away from the curb, and do not push or cut in line.
  • Stay back from the bus until it stops and the driver signals it's OK to get on.

Staying safe when crossing the street

  • Always obey all traffic rules. Never cross against the light.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing.
  • Cross in a crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, cross at the corner.
  • If the crosswalk has a Walk/Don't Walk sign, only cross when the sign says Walk.

Did you know...

  • School buses keep an annual estimated 17.3 million cars off roads surrounding schools each morning.
  • Each school bus transports the equivalent of the passengers in 36 cars.
  • School buses save the nation 2.3 billion gallons of fuel.
  • School buses save the nation $6 billion.
  • The use of school buses keeps 44.6 billion pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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Fort Wayne Community Schools recently received a $314,108 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to pay for the installation of diesel particulate filters on 24 older model buses and the equipment to clean the filters as needed.

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