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Who to call with questions about your child's school bus in the Tampa Bay area

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-03 12:40:17-04

The start of a new school year comes with many questions, including those about your child's transportation.

Here's a list to find out who to call for information about your child's school bus. Please note: This story will be updated as we hear back from local school districts.

Citrus County

Parents and guardians with issues regarding their child's bus can call one of the following numbers based on their child's school:

  • Crystal River: 352-795-0057, serving: CRPS, CSES, RCE, CSMS, CRMS, CRHS, and AES
  • Lecanto: 352-746-2714, serving: CRE, FRE, HOM, LPS, LMS, LHS, and CREST
  • Inverness: 352-344-2193, serving: FCE, HES, IPS, PGE, IMS, CHS, and WTC

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough's Transportation Call Center can be reached at 813-982-5500 between the hours of 5:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Manatee County

Parents and guardians can call 941-782-1287 for transportation questions or concerns. They must have the following information ready:

  1. Student Legal Name
  2. School Name
  3. Bus or Route Number
  4. Bus Stop Location (Pick-up / Drop-off)

The free Where's The Bus App can help parents and guardians track the location of their child’s bus, including when it will arrive at their stop.

Late school bus messages are sent to parents using the information provided in FOCUS. Please visit Update Contact Information for more details.

Pinellas County

The District Transportation Call Center is available by calling 727-587-2020 from 6:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.

For more information about transportation, click here.

Bus Bulletin notification system will notify schools, parents, and students when there are bus delays, substitute drivers and/or a bus change.

Polk County

Parents who have transportation-related questions and concerns may call 863-534-7300.

To view bus delays, visit

Sarasota County

Families can call the Transportation Help Line at 941-486-2141 for personalized assistance with questions on all things transportation.

To view your child's bus route, click here.

Pasco County

Parents who have transportation-related questions and concerns may call the Transportation Call Center.

The Center will be taking calls on the following schedule:
August 10-19 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The numbers to call to reach the Transportation Call Center are: