The Transportation Department is responsible for transporting nearly 27,000 children each day to 57 school buildings and programs serving 11 communities encompassing three counties, logging about 4.5 million miles a year. It takes 283 bus routes to ensure that all U-46 students arrive to school safely and on time each day. Tiered morning start times have improved efficiency and reduced costs. The District owns 351 buses and ranks, in terms of size, in the top five percent of pupil transportation programs in the United States. Numbers aside, we understand that we are transporting the world's most precious cargo. The safety and security of your child is our priority.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions to view responses to common questions.
To retrieve your child's busing information, sign in to your Parent Portal.
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The mission of the U-46 Transportation Department is to:
Encourage and demonstrate the highest level of dedication within the Transportation Department to provide the safest service for the students of School District U-46.
Continue to develop and preserve excellent relationships with students, parents, district staff and community members
Foster an environment of communication and harmony where team members can contribute leadership and perform their job with outstanding professionalism.
Transportation Call Center
The U-46 Transportation Department is offering a bilingual call center for those parents and guardians who have questions about bus services or need help resolving issues at the start of the 2023-24 school year.
It will be open on Friday, Aug. 11 and Monday, Aug. 14 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The call center will also be available on Tuesday, Aug. 15, Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The number is 847-888-5095. Service is available in both English and Spanish.
School District U-46 Transportation Department
500 Shales Parkway
Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (847) 888-5095
Fax: (847) 888-5095Marcy MurphyDirectorBeth LapaAssistant DirectorCatherine WelchRouting & Planning ManagerPaulette WalshVehicle Technology ManagerEric ShulgaShop ForemanHeather NorcrossAM Route ManagerAimee PolgarPM Route ManagerSharon JacksonAM Route ManagerSagron HarveyPM Route Manager