Our bus drivers are often the first school staff member our students meet each day. The bonds they build with children before and after each school day are critical to making students feel cared for and welcome.

Bus Routes

RSD Transportation Department staff have finalized bus information for our students returning for in-person learning.

All busing information is available by logging into our ELink portal. Don’t have an ELink account yet? Learn how to create an account.


Students assigned to a bus route will have a bus stop, pickup time and route information available. Students who live within walking distance of their school will not have busing information listed. Please note that kindergartners must be met by a parent or guardian when being dropped off after school until the Transportation Department has written permission to let them off with a sibling or alone.

Middle School 0-Hour Routes & High School In-Person Tutoring Bus Routes

VIEW Carmichael Middle SchooL 0-Hour Route 

View Chief Joseph Middle School 0-Hour Route

View Leona Libby Middle School 0-Hour Route

Hanford High School In-Person Tutoring Routes

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT)

BFT is not accepting fares at this time so we are not utilizing our transit program. Any questions you may have about utilizing the transit system should be asked of Ben Franklin Transit directly at 735-5100.



The Student Ridership Program

Our Student Ridership Program, supported in partnership with Tyler Technologies, is a new way for families to monitor their child’s trip to and from school each day and receive notifications whenever there is a delay or other transportation issue.

Each student bus rider will be provided an ID card that they scan whenever they board or depart one of the district's school buses. This information, as well as the status of a student’s bus along its route, can be accessed by parents through the Versatrans My Stop app available through the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

In addition to giving our families peace of mind, this program will assist bus drivers in navigating routes, knowing which students should be on their buses and each student’s respective bus stop.

For more information, contact the Transportation Department at (509) 967-6150.

My Stop by Versatrans (English)

My Stop by Versatrans (Espanol)

How To Use Elink and VersaTrans App

School Bus Transportation Information

Parents who have elected to send their children to a school outside their attendance boundary or are out-of-district must provide transportation for their child each day. Secondary students may qualify for a bus pass for Ben Franklin Transit provided by the transportation department.

We ask all students and families to review our School Bus Rules and Student Conduct on Buses at the beginning of each school year.

David Conrad
(509) 967-6150

Cynthia Eskeli
Routing Supervisor
(509) 967-6155

Dispatch Office
(509) 967-6151

Become A Bus Driver

School bus driving is a rewarding experience that offers a steadily-paced work day and the opportunity to be a part of student lives.  We interview applicants for substitute driver positions throughout the school year as needed. 

There are out of pocket expenses related to obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) some of which are reimbursable after six months and your training hours are paid if you are hired.

Apply for substitute driver positions online. If you need assistance, contact Human Resources at (509) 967-6023. You may also contact Tricia Callahan, Transportation Safety Supervisor, at (509) 967-6154 or at