Busing Information

  • 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.

     MyStopIconVersatrans My Stop app is here! Follow your students' bus to and from school with real-time route information and traffic delays, all from this convenient app on your smartphone! Available for high school students who ride the bus. This app will be expanded to more grades soon. Click here to learn how to get and use My Stop!

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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.



  • Transportation Call Center

    The U-46 Transportation Department offers a call center for those parents and guardians who have questions about bus services or need help resolving issues at the start of the school year. 


    The number is 847-888-5095. Service is available in both English and Spanish.

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