Transportation Department

  • The U-46 Transportation Department is responsible for busing nearly 27,000 children each day to 57 schools and programs in our District's 11 communities, logging about 4.5 million miles a year. It takes 282 bus routes to ensure that all U-46 students get to school safely and on time each day. Staggered morning start times at the District’s schools have helped improve efficiency and reduce costs. U-46 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 page to view responses to common questions.  To retrieve your child's busing information, sign in to your Parent Portal beginning Friday, August 10th for specific details.

    If you need additional information, please call the Transportation office at (847) 888-5095.

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Mission Statement

  • 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.