Transportation — Bus, Late-Run Bus, and Carpool

Transportation — Bus, Late-Run Bus, and Carpool

In addition to the safe transport of your children, we at The Park School Transportation Department have committed ourselves to the development of services that save families time and money, while reducing traffic and emissions.

• Two new buses, completing our fleet update
• Route information
• Late-run bus service
• A carpooling option with a web-based interface

Park offers bus transportation to and from many areas in Baltimore City and County, Harford County, and Howard County. Our goal is to limit student travel time to under one hour. The fee for this service is based on one-way or round-trip travel, and number of transported children per family. 2017–18 bus routes have been set. Details are below. Note the timing of these stops are approximate until they are finalized based on registrations. If you have any questions related to transportation, please direct your inquiries to our Transportation Department (transportation@parkschool.net or 410.339.4110).

Route information

Park continues its bus program built around community-based stops allowing for minimal ridership requirements and designed to keep travel times to a minimum. Detailed route information is below. 

Harford County residents: This year, we continue our transportation partnership with St. Paul's School (SPS). SPS has opened their Harford County route to Park riders, and will provide four community stop options to our Harford students. Park, in turn, is opening our Downtown route to St. Paul's riders. We look forward to the continued success of both routes as we work with our Brooklandville neighbors!

Considering the bus but want another parent's opinion? Click here to read this unsolicited testimonial ("Get Onboard the Park Bus!") from Mark Davison. Mark's family has been using Park transportation for the last three years — they are big fans, particularly of the Meadowood stop. Thank you, Mark, for sharing your experiences!

Register for bus transportation here.

Late-Run Bus Service

We are pleased to continue a late-run option for Middle and Upper School students via Kangaroo Coach. Kangaroo Coach is a trusted school transportation provider with over 30 years of experience in the area. The bus will pick up at Park at 5:55 p.m. and will transport students to a centralized location, departing from that location at 6:15 p.m. Destinations will include the Inner Harbor and multiple sites in Howard County. This service will be available as a one-way option for late afternoon, or can be paired with a morning route at a discounted, round trip rate. Middle and Upper Schoolers can sign up by the trimester, or for the full year. Families with students involved in after-school activities, including athletics, may find this late-run bus to be a great option.

CarpooltoSchool

In an effort to reduce traffic and waiting time in the carpool line, decrease emissions, and expand our range of affordable transportation options, Park is inviting parents and adult guardians to opt in to the web-based CarpooltoSchool program.

CarpooltoSchool is a cloud-based software that matches parents to potential carpool partners by providing easy-to-use tools to help you join existing school pools or start new ones. To learn more about how it works, click here. To register for the Park program, click here. There is no cost for a family to join the program and it will be managed entirely by the families that opt in. Please note that CarpooltoSchool is for adult drivers only — no student drivers.

Idling Reduction

As many of you know, Park's third graders have taken the initiative to research the environmental and economic effects of idling engines. We implemented a practice this past school year whereby drivers of gas and diesel vehicles on the Park campus — cars, vans, trucks, buses, motorcycles — are asked to cease idling for any period longer than 10 seconds. Thank you for your participation in this effort! Our bus drivers have also adopted a modified idling program whereby bus idling is limited to the amount of time required to adequately warm up the bus engine for efficient and extended operation. 

 


BUS ROUTES

Register for transportation here.

Route 1 (Purple) A.M. — Mt Vernon, Charles Village, Roland Park
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 7 a.m. — Penn Station (Dolphin and Mt Royal)
  • 7:15 a.m. — Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 7:25 a.m. — Bedford Square (Greenway and St Paul St)
  • 7:29 a.m. — Gateway Park (Greenway and Chancery)
  • 7:37 a.m. — Roland Ave and Oakdale
  • 7:41 a.m. — Roland Ave and Wyndhurst Ave
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 1 (Purple) P.M. — Mt Vernon, Charles Village, Roland Park
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:45 p.m. — Roland Ave and Wyndhurst Ave
  • 3:48 p.m. — Roland Ave and Oakdale
  • 3:58 p.m. — Bedford Square (Greenway and St Paul St)
  • 4:02 p.m. — Gateway Park (Greenway and Chancery)
  • 4:08 p.m. — Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 4:17 p.m. — Penn Station (Dolphin and Mt Royal)

Route 2 (Green) A.M. — Reisterstown, Owings Mills
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 7:26 a.m. — Best Buy (Owings Mills Blvd)
  • 7:39 a.m. — Valley Village Plaza (Sofi’s Crepes)
  • 7:45 a.m. — Woodholme Plaza (Green Tree Rd)
  • 7:51 a.m. — Pomona Square/Pomona Dr
  • 7:59 a.m. — Quarry Lake
  • 8:07 a.m. — Park School

Route 2 (Green) P.M. — Reisterstown, Owings Mills
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:38 p.m. — Woodholme Plaza (Green Tree Rd)
  • 3:44 p.m. — Valley Village Plaza (Sofi’s Crepes)
  • 3:56 p.m. — Best Buy (Owings Mills Blvd)

Route 3 (Blue) A.M. — BelAir, Woodbrook
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 7:15 a.m. — Harford Rd and Chesterfield Rd
  • 7:37 a.m. — Bellona and St Dunstan's
  • 7:39 a.m. — Bellona and Melrose Ave
  • 7:55 a.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail
  • 8:07 a.m. — Park School

Route 3 (Blue) P.m. — BelAir, Woodbrook
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:33 p.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail
  • 3:44 p.m. — Bellona and Melrose Ave
  • 3:46 p.m. — Bellona and St Dunstan's
  • 4:04 p.m. — Family Dollar (Harford Rd and Cold Spring Ln)
  • 4:08 p.m. — Harford Rd and Chesterfield Rd

Route 4 (Orange) A.m. — Columbia, Ellicott City
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 7:10 a.m. — JC Penney (Columbia Mall)
  • 7:20 a.m. — Harper's Kitchen & Appliance (Ellicott City, Rt 40/Rt 29)
  • 7:30 a.m. — Wendy's (Baltimore National Pike, Rt 40 and Nuwood)
  • 7:34 a.m. — Walmart (6205 Baltimore National Pike, Rt 40 and Rolling Rd)
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 4 (Orange) P.m. — Columbia, Ellicott City
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:51 p.m. — I-70 Park and Ride
  • 4:08 p.m. — Central Library (Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia)
  • 4:25 p.m. — Harper's Kitchen & Appliance (Ellicott City, Rt 40/Rt 29)

Route 5 — Downtown A.M.
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 6:55 a.m. — Safeway (Boston St)
  • 7:10 a.m. — Maryland Science Center
  • 7:55 a.m. — Meadowood Park
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 5 — Downtown P.M.
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:35 p.m. — Meadowood Park
  • 4:04 p.m. — Maryland Science Center
  • 4:29 p.m. — Safeway (Boston St)

Route 6 (Harford Co — St Paul's School) A.M. Only
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 6:25 a.m. — My Gym (1206 Agora Dr, Rt 543/Rt 22)
  • 6:40 a.m. — Harford Mall (Macy's entrance)
  • 6:50 a.m. — Fallston Library (Rt 152)
  • 7:10 a.m. — Shoprite (14330 Jarrettsville Pike)
  • 7:40 a.m. — St Paul's School for Boys
  • 7:45 a.m. — St Paul's School for Girls
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Kangaroo Coach Late Bus — P.M. Only

Inner Harbor (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 5:55 p.m. — Park School
  • 6:15 p.m. — Roland Park Country School
  • 6:30 p.m. — Royal Sonesta Hotel (Light St and Lee St)

Howard County (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 5:55 p.m. — Park School
  • 6:15 p.m. — Gilman School
  • 6:45 p.m. — Giant Plaza (Rt 40/Rolling Rd)
  • 6:55 p.m. — Lotte Plaza — Ellicott City
  • 7:05 p.m. — Columbia Library

Harford County (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 5:55 p.m. — Park School
  • 6:15 p.m. — Gilman School
  • 6:48 p.m. — Fallston Park and Ride
  • 6:55 p.m. — Harford Mall

Register for bus transportation here.