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Transportation Services

Your student's school is your main source for information about eligibility for transportation services provided by CPS.

If you have questions about your student's eligibility for transportation, please contact his or her school. If your student is eligible, the school can provide you with the appropriate transportation application form. The form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian, and signed by the principal. The school will send in the form for processing by CPS.

If you are the parent of a child with disabilities for whom transportation is provided as part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan and your child is experiencing transportation related problems, call 773-553-2860 for immediate assistance.

National Transportation Shortage

CPS Transportation Services has been significantly impacted by the national bus driver shortage. As a result, we are prioritizing those students most in need of transportation services, maximizing those routes in service, and distributing financial assistance in order to ease the burden on those who traditionally rely on CPS for transportation.

Financial Assistance Program

Current students eligible for transportation services from CPS are eligible for a $500 per month financial aid incentive, to enable families to self-transport their student to school for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. As long as the student maintains enrollment at a CPS school and remains eligible for transportation services for the 2021-2022 school year, this student is eligible for this financial aid.

If you are interested in opting-out of CPS-provided transportation services, and would like to receive $500 per month in financial assistance, you can begin the enrollment process by submitting the opt-out request form.

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Additional Resources

Transportation Shortage Updates

We will continue to update families with new information about our response to the national transportation shortage as it becomes available.

Transportation Services Forms 2021-2022

  • Application For School Bus Service White Form [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • Chicago Park District-Park Kids Program Request  Green Form [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • Parks Kids PRE-Approved Sites [ ENGLISH ]
  • Parks Kids Approved Sites [ ENGLISH]
  • Therapeutic Park Locations [ ENGLISH ]
  • Child Day Care Bus Stop Change Request for Student with Disabilities Blue Form [ ENGLISHSPANISH ]
  • Safety Hazard Exemption Request Form [ ENGLISH ]
  • Sibling Transportation Request Form [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • School Bus Stop Change Request Gray Form [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]

Bus Aide Hotline

773-553-2850

Student Transportation

773-553-2860

 773-553-2861 (Fax)

773-553-2850 (Bus Aide Hotline)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602