DPS Transportation

Transportation & Carpooling

DPS Transportation – If your student qualifies for DPS Transportation (lives within the enrollment zone AND 2.5 miles from school), you can sign-up for transportation through your Parent Portal account.

Way to Go Schoolpool – This is a free program for families to coordinate their own carpool. Sign-up for Schoolpool here.

Winter Weather Procedure and Transportation Reminders

In anticipation of colder weather, we wanted to make sure you have the information you need for when the weather affects the school day. Please note that the decision to close or delay school will be made by the superintendent based on information provided by representatives from DPS Transportation Services, transportation agencies, and the weather bureau.DPS is committed to informing you about school closures or delays as early as possible – with the goal to make the call by 5 a.m. This flier explains how Transportation Services operates if school is canceled or goes remote because of weather. Learn more about our weather delay and cancellation procedures here.

Other Transportation Options

Way to Go Schoolpool

Do you need carpool, bikepool, walkpool services for your child? Are you a parent who can provide these services and would like to volunteer? We are pleased to partner with Schoolpool, a program to help parents get their students to/from school. It’s free and there is no obligation to participate. Schoolpool is a service of Way to Go, a federally funded program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Click here to learn more and register.

RTD is Free for Students


RTD is excited to welcome a future generation of transit users to experience all the benefits at no cost.
Zero Fare for Youth is a one-year pilot program that aims to enhance the lives of RTD customers and communities by reducing transportation costs for families.

By inviting youth ages 19 and under to ride the bus and train at no cost, we also remove barriers to education and employment, while creating access to destinations across the metro Denver region. If you’re new to our system, check out our How to Ride video.

*What Do I Need to Show When I Ride?

To ride at no cost as part of this program, you must be prepared to show one of the following to the bus operator or fare inspector: current school ID, valid government-issued ID, alien registration/permanent resident card, Military ID/dependent card with DOB, RTD-issued youth special discount card. Learn more here.