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Transportation Overview

Free bus transportation services are provided by your child’s School District of Residence based on the address on file with our school that matches your Proof of Residency documentation (provided each year during re-enrollment). Per district policy, eligibility for transportation services may be limited to a specific radius surrounding the location of the school.

Scroll down to read specific information for your District of Residence. If your District of Residence is different than what is listed below, please contact the ACCEL Schools Transportation Department to inquire if your student is eligible to receive another form of transportation service:




If your child resides within the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) district, transportation eligibility is based on the distance from your child’s home residence to the school.

  • K-8 Grade students must live 1-5 or more miles from campus to receive some form of transportation service.
  • K-8 Grade students with a home residence calculated by Cincinnati Public Schools as 30+ minutes from campus are ineligible for yellow bus service and payment options (such as RTA).

NOTE: All students, both currently enrolled and new, must submit a Request for Transportation form (see below) in order to be eligible for transportation.

How to Apply for CPS Transportation Services:

  • Register or re-enroll your student with the school office. At the time of registration, complete a Request for Transportation form (RFT). The address on the form must match the address on file with the school and be verified by a Proof of Residence (POR) document that is less than 30 days old. New students will need to include a copy of student’s birth certificate with the application. Forms must be returned by June 23, 2023, to avoid delays in transportation service. The school office will submit your request to Cincinnati Public Schools for processing. The district will verify residence before routing the student, and the student will receive a Notice of Eligibility Letter with routing information and service start date within 7-10 business days.
  • CPS Residency Affidavit (PDF)

For bus routes and other information from Cincinnati Public Schools, contact the CPS Transportation Department: