TARTA Street by Street
TARTA Bus Conduct / Rules
If you are interested in purchasing a TARTA bus pass for your student, the cost of a bus pass is presently $275 for the 2018-2019 school year.
If you would like your child to ride the bus occasionally, the cost is currently $1.25 per ride. Children need to have exactly $1.25 at the time they board the bus.
If you want to order a bus pass, a check needs to be made payable to the order of “TARTA” and sent or delivered to the Superintendent’s office. Please include your child's name and grade level with the check.
PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to purchase a bus pass after the initial August 10th ordering deadline, we will have to order it but you will be responsible for paying and picking it up at TARTA. It may also cost more if TARTA changes the rates.
Lost bus passes are replaced at a cost of $5.00. We will have to order the replacement, but you will be responsible for paying and picking it up at TARTA.
There are two TARTA buses in the morning, delivering children to both buildings, and three buses in the afternoon, two for the elementary building and one for the junior/senior high building, delivering children home. A map of the bus routes and bus conduct rules will be provided when you pick up your passes.
Be aware that TARTA does not provide bus service on exam or early release days.
TARTA and the school district request that you condense the number of stops the bus makes. You may want to work with your neighbors to decide where the stops near your home will be. Remember that these are not “yellow school buses” and the driver will not wait for children to come out to the stop, nor can the driver stop at every house. Children must wait for the bus on the same side of the street as the bus is traveling.
We partner with TARTA to provide safe and secure transportation services for every child, so following the rules is of utmost importance. Once a child has boarded the bus, the safest place for your child is on the bus until they arrive at their destination.
Please also be informed that TARTA is public transportation and the school district works to coordinate services between TARTA and our school district families. We do not have a contract with TARTA for services exclusive to the school district. However, TARTA does everything within their control and within the bounds of the laws to ensure that the buses used for a.m. and p.m. pick-up and delivery of students are uniquely used for Ottawa Hills students only.
Please contact Karen Mayfield, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at 419-536-6371 if you have any questions about TARTA.