Providing safe and efficient transportation for students to and from school and school-related activities is the top priority of the Upper Arlington Schools Transportation Department. 

Upper Arlington Schools provides transportation to more than 900 students each day, traveling more than 1,700 miles through 25 different bus routes. The district owns and operates a fleet of 31 school buses. 

The district offers transportation services to elementary and middle school students who live 1.25 miles or greater from their home school. Transportation is not provided for high school students. Transportation also may be provided to students with special education transportation needs.

Each year,  families complete a request for transportation for their student(s) - either at the time of registration for a new student or in the summer through the Transportation Request Form in PowerSchool for a returning student entering grades 1-8. If families are interested in requesting bus service after the start of the school year, they may contact the Transportation Department at [email protected] or 614-487-6477 prior to having their student ride the bus. 

Bus drivers are also not permitted to change Board-approved bus stops. Any changes should be requested through the Transportation Department. 

2023-2024 Bus Route Information

Bus routes are now available in Traversa Ride 360, our student transportation platform, for any K-8 families who requested busing for the school year. 

The bus routes for the 2023-2024 school year reflect some changes, including potentially longer walking distances for students to and from their assigned stops. These changes were made due to challenges faced by school districts across the state, including difficulty in filling open bus driver positions. The Upper Arlington Schools Transportation Department remains committed to providing an on-time schedule to the best of their ability and the level of service families expect. 

Please note that the Transportation Department is continuing to refine bus routes, and there may still be slight changes in your child’s pickup or dropoff times. We encourage you to check the transportation portal again on Tuesday, August 15 to confirm these times for your students. We also ask that students arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes before their scheduled pickup time to ensure that our routes run efficiently. 

To view your student’s bus route information, please log in to Traversa if you have an existing parent account. 

If you are new to Traversa, please follow the following instructions to register for an account.

Step 1: Register for a Traversa account

  • Parents/guardians will need to register for an account on the Traversa Ride 360 website by clicking on “Register” below the log-in windows.

  • You will be prompted to input your email address, first name and last name, and set a password. When you complete all these fields, click on the “Submit” button.

  • An email will be sent to the address you provided. Please follow the link in the email to complete your registration.

Step 2: Add your student to your Traversa account

  • Once you complete your registration and log in to Traversa, click on “My Student” and then “Find Student.”

  • Input your student’s six-digit school ID number (lunch number) and click “Find” to connect your student to the account. You can find your student’s six-digit school ID number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal

  • Once you complete these steps, you can then share your student with another parent/guardian by returning to the “My Student” screen and clicking on “Share Student.”

If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s route information or difficulties registering for a Traversa account, please contact [email protected]. You can do so by clicking on the mail icon in the top right corner of your Traversa screen.


Teresa Seward
Director of Transportation
[email protected]

Dora White
Transportation Secretary

4104 Roberts Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Phone: (614) 487-6477
Fax: (614) 876-2154

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