Barnstable Public Schools Transportation

    *Rt. 28 and Strawberry Hill Rdcontrsuction worker picture
    *Osterville West Barnstable Rd
    *Rt. 28 & Bearse's Way
    All three of these projects are major roadways in which two of them, are right outside two of our largest schools, where all of our buses go. We are getting stuck in traffic every where and are re-routing drivers where we can. Unfortuantely everyday is different and can be any where from little delay or major backup. We aplogize for any inconvenience and apprecaite your patiemce. .
    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 Five Star 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. Please contact our office for all bus pass related matters and NOT the bus company. We thank you.

    You must come to the Transportation Office to pick up your bus pass. The Transportation Office is located on the service road between Barnstable Intermediate School and Barnstable High School. Our hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).


    Brand New Buses

    All Barnstable buses are named, which you will find approximately midsection between the two black rails. The buses are also numbered which corresponds to the route number, which you will find on the front and rear bumper. Also note the bus company is called "Five Star" which is also displayed on the bus. 

    If you are looking for a job and would like to become a school bus monitor - please contact Five Star, they are in need of school bus monitors for our Barnstable contract. If you like kids and would enjoy riding the school bus, please apply, this is a great job! You may contact Five Star directly, if you're interested in a monitor position.  
    Five Star Bus:
    PHONE: 508-443-5074
    ADDRESS: 241 Attucks Lane, Hyannis 



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