Join Our Team
CPS contracts with 13 bus companies who each handle hiring for bus driver positions. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Transportation Department will disburse resumes to companies.
Financial Incentive Program
Diverse Learners and Students in Temporary Living Situations who are eligible for transportation services from CPS are eligible for up to $500 per month to enable families to self-transport their student(s) to school for the 2023-2024 school year. As long as the student maintains enrollment at a CPS school, has an active transportation request, and maintains a 20% or greater attendance rate during the 2023-2024 school year, this student is eligible to participate in the financial incentive program.
Payments are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to schools. Parents and guardians can collect payments from the school. For check inquiries, parents and guardians may contact their school directly or the CPS Student Transportation Services Department at 773-553-2860, option 7 or via email at email@example.com.
It is important to note that families of Diverse Learners and Students in Temporary Living Situations who have accepted the monthly stipend can choose to give up the stipend at any time in favor of District-provided transportation. Families will be given a daily stipend of $25 per day to self-transport their student to school while CPS works to place the student on a route. Placement will occur within two weeks of receipt of an approved request.
CTA Student Discount Card
For general education students in selective programs who qualify for transportation but may not have access to transportation this year, CPS is working with our partners at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to provide Ventra cards valued at $35 per month (round trips cost $1.50 for students) free of cost to those students. Parents or guardians can also request one weekly companion pass per student to accompany their student on CTA. Fill out this form to request a Ventra Card.
Ventra cards and companion passes will be available for pickup from the designated transportation coordinator at your child’s school when the school year begins. As has been tradition recently, all CPS students will enjoy free transportation on CTA for the first day of school, Monday, August 21.
SY2023-2024 Transportation Services Forms
Bus Aide Hotline