TransportME Bus Services
- The driver is in charge. He has discretion to assign seats at any time and all riders must follow their instructions and rules or be subject to disciplinary actions including but not limited to: Assigned seat, Suspension from riding, or being banned from the bus. There will be no credit for suspensions due to disciplinary problems.
- If the bus is equipped with seat belts, students will always wear seat belts, except when getting on, or off the bus.
- No one should switch seats once they are seated on the bus unless directed to do so by the driver. Once you pick your seat, you stay in your seat until you get to your stop.
- Do not distract the driver. While we do encourage any problems being reported to the drivers, please wait until it is safe to do so, such as at a stop while the bus is not moving.
- Absolutely no standing while the bus is in motion. This creates a safety hazard and can also be a distraction to the driver.
- No Food or beverages allowed on the bus. This includes Gum and Candy as well. Exceptions will be made for water bottles (containing only water) and children who have medical conditions that require them to eat at a certain time (ex. Diabetics). Anyone breaking this rule will be charged a $20 cleaning fee for the time and materials needed to clean the bus.
- No Trading of any kind. This includes but is not limited to Pokémon cards, toys, food, clothes, etc. We are not responsible for any items that your child may lose due to failure to adhere to this rule. This has caused issues in the past with children arguing and fighting due to a trade they later regretted.
- Physical violence is prohibited from our busses. We will not punish someone who is acting in self-defense, but we do not condone any form of violence. Any fights will be stopped immediately, if possible, but police may be called depending on the severity. Students having been found to start a fight will be subject to disciplinary action.
- No Bullying. Anyone caught bullying any other students will be subject to disciplinary action.
- No Use of Profanity/Inappropriate Speech. This includes but is not limited to Swearing, Using hate speech, Sexual talk, lewd jokes, etc.
- DO NOT THROW ANYTHING INSIDE THE BUS! Throwing items around the bus is a hazard to everyone. It causes distractions to the driver and risks damage to the bus and injury to people in the path of the thrown objects. Anyone throwing objects is subject to disciplinary action. Anyone throwing something at the driver or windshield will be subject to immediate removal from the bus
- No Guest Riders. Due to liability purposes, we cannot transport any student not registered by their parent for our services. Anyone other than our registered and prepaid riders will be denied entry to the bus.
Students are about 50 times more likely to arrive at school alive if they take the bus than if they drive themselves or ride with friends-more than 20 times safer than if they ride with a parent or other adult. Simply put, school buses are built to reduce rider fatalities and injuries in a crash. So for most parents, the budget dollars saved by cutting school bus service are done so at the expense of their children’s
The school bus remains the safest form of surface transportation in the United States. It is far safer than the automobile, truck, public bus, or train. School buses are designed and manufactured specifically for the safety and protection of pupil passengers. Manufacturers must conform to a host of federal standards and certify that each school bus meets all federal and state standards.
Give us a call today to book your child(ren) transportation to and from school.