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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.

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, each student bus rider will be provided a bus pass 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.

A few of our buses will have students using bus passes before the end of the 2018-19 school year.  We will issue passes to all bus-riding student in September 2019 as we fully implement the program.

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





School Bus Route Information

Families may now use eLink, our online mapping portal, to determine their child's bus route. Your child's student ID number will be the username and password, though each must be entered manually.

View Bus Routes.

Contact the Routing Desk:  Cynthia.Eskeli@rsd.edu or (509) 967-6155

Contact the Director of Transportation: David.Conrad@rsd.edu or (509) 967-6150


School Bus Rules

Please take the time to review the School Bus Rules and Student Conduct on Buses with your student.



Ben Franklin Transit Bus Pass Program


Your secondary student may be eligible for a Ben Franklin Transit pass provided by the district.  Transit passes are provided to students in grades 6–12 who live outside one radius mile of their school of attendance but in an area not served by a neighborhood school bus route.  Please review the BFT FAQ's if you are interested in finding out more.


Information about the New Rider Travel Training offered by Ben Franklin Transit can be found here: http://www.bft.org/services/travel-training/


Become A Bus Driver

School bus driving is an incredibly 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. 

Our training program is rigorous and you will be a better driver in your own vehicle once you have completed the training. There are out of pocket expenses related to obtaining a CDL, some of which are reimbursable after six months and your training hours are paid if you are hired.

Apply for subsitute driver positions through Richland School District's jobs portal.  If you need assistance with the application process call Human Resources at (509) 967-6023, or go to the administration office at 615 Snow Ave.  You may also contact our Transportation Safety Supervisor, Tricia Callahan, at (509) 967-6154 or at tricia.callahan@rsd.edu with any questions and updates about your application.