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School buses lined up at the bus depot

Route J & Z bus applications for the 2020-21 school year are not being accepted at this time. The District is working diligently on a plan for the new school year. When details are available updates will be posted on the Transportation website as well as mailed out to families. Thank you for your patience.

Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) offers limited transportation to our students for a fee. All students must have a pass to ride the bus. Voluntary Transfer Program (VTP) and low-income students may be eligible for a free pass. 

Most students purchase semester bus passes, but occasional riders can purchase PM single-ride passes from Nixon, Fletcher and Gunn main office. (Bus drivers do not sell passes).

Palo Unified School District, Palo Ato PTA & the City of Palo Alto are committed to creating and sustaining a community partnership to reduce risks to students and encourage more families to walk, bike and use other alternatives to driving. More information is available on City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School.

RIDES for Bay Area Commuters has created an online School Pool Request to match PAUSD families who would like to form a carpool, walkpool, or bike pool. 

If you have questions contact Transportation Department at (650) 329-3982.