District Transportation Services - 809 E Tinkham Avenue
Transportation Supervisor: Deborah Wilsey
Contact Number: 231-845-3890
Summer Office hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
School Year Office hours: 6am - 10am & 1pm – 5pm
Welcome to the Ludington Area Schools Transportation Department. We take great pride in transporting such precious cargo every day. Our mechanics and bus drivers work together keeping our buses safe and in flawless working condition. We pride ourselves on timely arrival
and return of your students. All students are required to be outside waiting for the bus at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to arrival.
If your child is going to daycare/friend/relatives before or after school and needs bus transportation, you must complete the Special Request for Transportation form and send it to the Bus Garage for processing. Students will not be able to board buses if this form is not on file. These forms are available at the Bus Garage, Central Business Office, Schools and at the above link.
BUS PASS – If your student needs to ride to a family/friend’s house, you must send a note with
your student who must obtain a bus pass from their school office. These passes grant us
permission to discharge your student at the location you are requesting. Please note: we can
only drop students at existing stops.
Bus & Location
|13C – Summit Southwest/G2S||03-1 – Ludington Ave & South Elementary|
|14B – Summit Southeast||14A – Ludington Ave & North Elementary|
|17D – PM Southwest||13B – Central North Elementary|
|18A– PM East||18C – OJ/LHS City Shuttle Bus – G2S|
|04 – Hamlin Estates||04A – Pleasant Ridge|
|18B – Hamlin South||14C– PM Northeast|
|13A – Hamlin Central||17B – South City Elementary|
|17A – Hamlin North||02B – Daycare Shuttle|
Michigan Secretary of State Traffic Laws: What Every Driver Must Know Regarding School Busses
Use extra care around busses and in school zones. Children are small and hard to see and may dart into the street or out from around parked vehicles.
Never drive around a school bus with its red overhead lights flashing; it is picking up or dropping off passengers. It is not necessary to stop for a school bus stopped on the other side of a divided highway, where the road is separated by a barrier such as a concrete or grass median, island or other structures that separate the flow of traffic (see image below).
Fines for failing to stop for a school bus are double what would normally be assessed for a moving violation. Increased fines and imprisonment may result for violations resulting in injury or death.
Know Your School Bus Signals!
|When the YELLOW hazard
lights are flashing, proceed
When the YELLOW overhead
When the RED overhead lights are flashing, stop at least 20 feet from the school bus. Remain stopped until the flashing red lights are turned off or the bus resumes its travels.
Cited from: What Every Driver Must Know. (2017). Lansing, MI: Michigan Dept. of State.
Please take a moment to review the following article regarding Michigan school bus laws and safety tips: