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The Yonkers Public Schools’ Transportation Policy is based on the philosophy that the bus ride is an extension of the school day. To ensure the safety of each passenger, it is the responsibility of all students to be aware of and comply with all established bus safety procedures.

All students who are eight (8) years old or older are allowed off the bus at their assigned bus stops. All younger students must be met by parent/guardian or designee.

Transportation Eligibility Criteria

Transportation will only be provided to regular education students who attend a school within the City of Yonkers and reside one and a half (1.5) miles or more from the school they attend. Special education students receive transportation as specified in their Individual Education Program (IEP). Students eligible for transportation will be notifi ed before school begins in September. High School students must pay for bus transportation.

Elementary and Middle School Students

Transportation is available to students in grades prekindergarten through eight and reside one and a half (1.5) miles or more from the school they attend. Student bus stops can be up to ½ mile from their residence.

High School Students

High School students must pay for bus transportation to public and parochial high schools.

Any high school students may purchase, at their high school, a Student MetroCard for public transportation (Bee-Line Bus) that is designated for specific areas of the City.

The cost for the Yonkers Public Schools Student MetroCard is $50.00 each month ($500 for the school year September to June) for students eligible for transportation. Families that meet the District Policy and provide documentation from the Department of Social Services indicating qualifying family income may receive transportation free of charge.

Transportation will be provided ONLY to students who attend a school that meets the District’s transportation requirements. Students eligible for transportation will be notified before school begins in September.

Families of students attending parochial schools, grades prekindergarten through twelve, must enroll their child at the Information Center and complete an application for transportation. This must be done every year by April 1st.

Applications are available from the Transportation Department and in Forms Central.




updated 04-02-15

Bus Company Phone Numbers

Transportation Fact Sheet (PDF)

Hoja de Informacion Sobre La Transportacion (PDF)

Student Transportation Reception Center

Transportation is a privilege, not a right. If this privilege is abused, students run the risk of losing their district-provided transportation. Parents/ guardians will then be responsible for transporting their children to and from the assigned school. All students in prekindergarten through grade 2 must be brought to and picked up from their bus stops by a designated person. When these students are not met at bus stops, they are brought to the Information Center at One Larkin Center and the parent/designee is required to pick-up the child as soon as they are notifi ed by the staff. Repeat offenders run the risk of losing transportation privileges.

For further information contact

Transportation Department (914) 376-8015


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