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To request transportation for your student, contact your school directly. Learn more about bus eligibility here.

Cedar Rapids Community School District is committed to safe, reliable transportation for students. Our drivers safely transport 5,500 students to-and-from school each day.

Each day, CRCSD’s 114 buses and 30 vans drive 500 routes throughout Linn County. Each school year, CRCSD vehicles travel nearly one million miles.

Contact us

The transportation department can be reached via phone:

  • Transportation office: 319-558-2318
  • Transportation shop: 319-558-2433
  • Bus behavior committee: 319-558-2063
  • After-hour emergencies: 319-558-2318, extension 1

The transportation department hours are:

  • School year hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have you always wanted to drive a school bus? You may be eligible for a $500 hiring bonus and IPERS retirement plan.

Apply now.

Report a complaint

Do you have a transportation-related safety, personnel, or behavior concern? For safety, personnel, or behavior complaints, please call 319-558-2318.

Students ride city buses, for free

Through the City of Cedar Rapids Sponsored Student Fare Program, CRCSD students can ride fixed route Cedar Rapids Transit buses for free year-round. High school students must show their school ID upon boarding the bus. Elementary and middle school students do not need to show their student ID.

Commitment to green energy

CRCSD was awarded $417,500 in 2020, and $500,000 in 2018 from the Iowa’s Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust funding. The approved grant funding, distributed via the Iowa Department of Transportation, is for the purchase of 21 propane and two electric buses with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities. CRCSD partnered with Alliant Energy to seek funds for the electric bus initiative.

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Key contacts

Scott Wing

Transportation Manager