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Transportation

School buses lined up at the bus depot
Transportation services for Route J and Z have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

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.