Barnstable Public Schools Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           

January 5, 2017                                                                                                                  

Barnstable Public Schools partners with Five Star Transportation Inc.


At the January 4, 2017 Barnstable Public School District, School Committee Meeting the Committee awarded Five Star Transportation Incorporated  a contract for regular and extra-curricular transportation services for an initial period beginning July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022.


The current contract held by First Student expires June 30, 2017. A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued November 2, 2016 for which three responses were received.  An RFP evaluation committee reviewed technical proposals, interviewed respondents, verified references and evaluated pricing proposals. After the review the evaluation committee recommended the award of the contract to Five Star Transportation.


School District officials believe Five Stars commitment to student safety, a proven track record in the transportation industry and a strong business plan to transition into Barnstable will assist in the district’s goal of providing the best educational opportunities to Barnstable’s youngest residents.


About Five Star Transportation


Five Star Transportation of Southwick, MA is a second generation, family owned bus transportation company currently operating four terminals and serving thirteen different school districts throughout Western Massachusetts.  We have always valued our customers, employees, and students before our bottom line, leading to happier employees and better overall service.

We understand change can be difficult and unsettling but rest assured the Five Star Bus management team is fully committed, experienced and ready to serve the district. 

We will be looking to hold an introductory welcome gathering for any current school bus drivers or potential drivers looking to join our team and continue servicing the families of Barnstable Public Schools.  We are extremely excited and well prepared to hit the ground running to ensure we provide a smooth transition of services.  Being a local Massachusetts based company we can quickly streamline the decision-making process and solve any issues/problems that might arise while maintaining our goal of doing the “right thing” regardless of expense.  We ultimately are delivering the world’s most precious cargo; your children. 



To learn more about this partnership, please contact

Nathan or Darren Lecrenski

Five Star Bus

809 College Hwy

Southwick, MA 01077


 The 2016 School Bus Safety Poster Contest winner;
Welcome to Barnstable Public Schools Transportation page.

Here you will find the Barnstable Public Schools bus pass application packet, which contains all the information you need to apply for your child’s bus pass. The Question and Answer sheet provides the answers to the most commonly asked questions and you should find it helpful. You may put all of your children on the same application and if you think you are in the free zone, meaning grades K-6 ONLY, that are more than 2 miles from their school, you can still use the same application.

Children cannot ride the school bus without a bus pass, they must display the pass every time they ride the bus and bus passes will have the most up to date route information printed on them. If you need specific information on bus routes, signing up for the bus, school district areas or any transportation question you may have, please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are happy to help you.

Providing safe and efficient transportation services to Barnstable students is a challenge and a priority that we strive for. Barnstable is a very large community in Massachusetts - approximately seventy-two square miles. We transport over 4,000 students to and from eleven different school sites every school day. We also transport Special Ed both in-district as well as outside the district, when needed, our small buses are our in-house fleet. We contract services out to First Student for our big buses and most of our forty-four buses do three different routes both morning and afternoon and many of our runs are well over a half-hour long. Our excellent safety record is a tribute to the hard work of our bus drivers and the support of parents, students and school staff. We thank you.
If you need to apply or pick up your bus pass, you may pick it up at the transportation office.
We are on the service road between Barnstable Intermediate and High Schools. We are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.