Bus Transportation

Bus Transportation

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.

Park offers bus transportation to and from many areas in Baltimore City and 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. You may sign up by trimester, if desired. If you have any questions related to transportation, routes, stops, or fees, please direct your inquiries to our Transportation Department (transportation@parkschool.net or 410.339.4110).

New Safety Protocols

Bus interiors will be cleaned/disinfected prior to every trip. Buses will not run at full seating capacity — physical distancing guidelines will be enforced with limited, assigned seats (siblings may sit together). The bus driver and all students will wear face coverings. Windows will be cracked to provide increased ventilation. Hand sanitizer will be available on board all buses.

Please note: Due to State regulations and Park School’s health and safety measures for our Kindergarten building, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may not ride the bus as we begin the 2020–21 school year.

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.

In addition to our established routes, we are offering two new routes: one along the Reisterstown Road corridor and the other serving the I-83 North corridor (Lutherville/Timonium).

Registration information and finalized route information is now available below. The viability of routes is dependent upon participation levels; please let us know of your interest in any route, or if you have any questions at all. 

Harford County residents: Please contact the Transportation Department if interested in bus service.

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. Thank you, Mark, for sharing your experiences!

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

Updated routes for the 2020-2021 school year are here!


Click here to register for bus transportation.

Route 1 (A.M.) NEW ROUTE — Reisterstown
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 7:20 a.m. — Reisterstown Shopping Center - Planet Fitness
  • 7:25 a.m. — CVS, 11623 Reisterstown Rd
  • 7:35 a.m. — Safeway, Reisterstown Rd
  • 7:42 a.m. — Sofi’s Crepes, Valley Village, Reisterstown Rd
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 1 (P.M.) NEW ROUTE — Reisterstown
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:35 p.m. — Sofi’s Crepes, Valley Village, Reisterstown Rd
  • 3:44 p.m. — Safeway, Reisterstown Rd
  • 3:50 p.m. — CVS, 11623 Reisterstown Rd
  • 3:55 p.m. — Reisterstown Shopping Center - Planet Fitness

Route 2 (A.M.) NEW ROUTE — Lutherville/Timonium
(CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 7:15 a.m. — Timonium Rd Park & Ride
  • 7:20 a.m. — Lutherville Light Rail Station
  • 7:35 a.m. — First & St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ (6915 York Rd)
  • 7:40 a.m. — Party City (6311 York Rd)
  • 8:00 a.m. — Park School

Route 2 (P.m.) NEW ROUTE — Lutherville/Timonium
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:40 p.m. — Party City (6311 York Rd)
  • 3:44 p.m. — First & St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ (6915 York Rd)
  • 4:00 p.m. — Lutherville Light Rail Station
  • 4:05 p.m. — Timonium Rd Park & Ride

Route 3 (A.m.) — Columbia, Ellicott City
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  • 7:10 a.m. — 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 3 (P.m.) — Columbia, Ellicott City
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:51 p.m. — I-70 Park and Ride
  • 4:08 p.m. — Harper's Kitchen & Appliance (Ellicott City, Rt 40/Rt 29)
  • 4:25 p.m. — Central Library (Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia)

Route 4 (A.M.) — Downtown Inner Harbor
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  • 7:15 a.m. — Maryland Science Center
  • 7:26 a.m. — W Mount Royal Ave & W Oliver St
  • 7:38 a.m. — Chancery Rd & Greenway
  • 7:39 a.m. — Greenway & E University Pkwy
  • 8:00 a.m. — Park School

Route 4 (P.M.) — Downtown Inner Harbor
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:41 p.m. — Greenway & E University Pkwy
  • 3:44 p.m. — Chancery Rd & Greenway
  • 3:54 p.m. — W Mount Royal Ave & W Oliver St
  • 4:04 p.m. — Maryland Science Center

ROUTE 5 (A.M.) — Downtown Roland Park
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  • 7:35 a.m. — Wickford Rd & W University Pkwy
  • 7:38 a.m. — Roland Ave & Oakdale Rd
  • 7:39 a.m. — Roland Ave & Wyndhurst Ave
  • 7:46 a.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail, Railroad Ave
  • 8:00 a.m. — Park School

ROUTE 5 (P.M.) — Downtown Roland Park
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:33 p.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail, Railroad Ave
  • 3:40 p.m. — Roland Ave & Wyndhurst Ave
  • 3:41 p.m. — Roland Ave & Oakdale Rd
  • 3:45 p.m. — Wickford Rd & W University Pkwy

Click here to register for bus transportation.

Registration is offered for the full year and each trimester. The first trimester (fall) is shorter than the winter and spring trimesters. This is due to the fall athletic season beginning in the summer. Exact dates may change each year but will typically run as follows:

  • Fall trimester – first day of school through November 2
  • Winter trimester – November 3 through February 19
  • Spring trimester – February 22 through June 4

Register your child(ren) here.

Schedule of Annual Fees (2020-21) *Updated 9/1/2020

Description Round Trip One Way Round Trip (Falls Rd Light Rail) One Way (Falls Rd Light Rail)
Full Year $1488 $1020 $424 $276
FY Sibling $966 $628 $424 $276
Fall $350 $229 $101 $64
Fall Sibling $229 $153 $101 $64
Winter or Spring $740 $485 $215 $140
Winter or Spring Sibling $485 $310 $215 $140
US/MS 2 day Full Year $612 $408 $136 *see below
US/MS 2 day Fall $132 $99 $33 *see below
US/MS 2 day Winter or Spring $308 $196 $84 *see below

*Falls Road Light Rail stop is one rate for US/MS 2 day students.

If an area is not currently being served, please contact our Transportation Department (transportation@parkschool.net or 410-339-4110) to discuss route expansion. Increased demand helps to justify the expansion of our service.