East Providence school bus transportation will always center on providing safe, responsible and effective transportation for our students.
We currently service eligible students to twelve East Providence Public Schools, twenty-six private and parochial schools, and twenty-six outside special education placement schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The Ocean State Transit bus yard is located at 101 Commercial Way, East Providence.
Eligible Riding Distances
Early Learning Center
at Waddington Door to Door - All Students receive a bus
Grades K-5 Students must live further than 1.0 mile from school
Grades 6-8 Students must live further than 1.5 miles from school
Grades 9-12 Students must live further than 2.0 miles from school
Transportation appeals may be submitted for valid medical reasons, or for reasons of hardship. Supporting documentation, such as but not limited to a physician’s note, executed release of information, and any other documentation the Superintendent and/or his or her designee deem appropriate. Residency verification is required. Please see list of allowable items that can be used.
Parental Requests will be accepted for transportation after 9/30/2016. However, a review and approval of the requests will not take place until after October 21st.
2016-17 Transportation Appeal Online Application
Private/Parochial/Charter School Transportation
Transportation requests must be completed and submitted no later than July 8, 2016.
Residency verification is required annually, and must accompany the Request Form.
Bus Discipline Procedures