Paul Potts

     Paul Potts, Director
     Karen Bennett, Administrative Assistant
     Phone:  480-497-3311 / Fax:  480-497-3368


Bus Route WebQuery

The district Transportation Department is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation for all students, staff and employees.

The Transportation Department supports all the district transportation needs ranging from busing to and from school, special needs busing and activity trips. The department has two full vehicle maintenance facilities and maintains all the district vehicles consisting of approximately 256 school buses and 207 support vehicles. The main complex is located at 140 S. Gilbert Rd. in Gilbert at the District Administrative Center adjacent to Mesquite Jr. High, fondly called the “Gilbert Bus Barn”. This facility houses the majority of our buses, approximately 155. The second site is located at 7025 E. Guadalupe Rd. in Mesa, which is located behind Highland Jr. High. This site is known as “Power Base” and it houses approximately 95 buses.

Safety is our number one goal and we take pride in our record, which is a great reflection on our 170 drivers and our training staff. Our busses travel over 10,000 miles daily and approximately 2,292,000 miles a year. Our drivers receive periodic training; annually, monthly and exceed Arizona minimum standards. A Gilbert bus driver must be a minimum of 21 years of age, possess a Commercial Driver License, State Bus Driver Certificate, meet a physical tolerance profile, and undergo random and annual drug testing. We are always looking for good bus drivers and as stated previously we have a great training program.

With the growth the district has been experiencing we are always looking for new and inventive ways to improve our service. We have implemented a computer routing system, which will help the efficiency of routes and provide more detailed information to parents and school staff. Currently route information can be obtained from any school location.
Bus Stop Information

How do I find my child’s bus stop information?
  1. Back to School Transportation letters are sent to all eligible students prior to the start of school.
  2. Bus stop information is available online after July 30th.
Transportation - Start of School Tips
  1. Attend Open House at your student’s school for additional route information.
  2. Take your child to the bus stop prior to the start of school.
  3. To avoid confusion when riding home on the bus, have your student ride the morning bus.
  4. Make sure your child knows his/her name and address, if not, write this information inside their backpack.

How are bus stops determined?

Stops are assigned by general location of students and must meet state regulations for safety. Typical stop locations are within subdivisions near parks, common-walls and retention areas. Stops must be at least 50 feet from a signed intersection. Note: Stops will not be changed during the first 4 weeks of school.
Bus route information and school for a given address (click on Bus Route WebQuery at top of page).
Gilbert Transportation
Main Vehicle Complex

140 South Gilbert Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85296
Phone: 480.497.3311
Fax: 480.497.3368

Power Road Transportation Vehicle Complex
7025 E. Guadalupe Road
Mesa, Arizona 85212
Phone: 480.507.3956
Fax: 480.892.0050
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