The Transportation Department is dedicated to providing safe, cost effective transportation services for our Queen Creek families and community. Our fleet consists of 113 buses ranging from 14 passenger to 84 passenger capacity. Throughout the school year, we transport students to and from 14 district schools and six schools beyond the district boundaries. This includes mainstream, special education, Mckinney/Vento, curricular field trips, athletics, and community events. 

Student safety is paramount as we strive to continuously support the educational process. Our school bus drivers are thoroughly trained and highly proficient in all vehicle components and school bus operations. Our fleet maintenance staff work diligently to care for our fleet, ensuring our buses are safe, operational, and compliant. Our office staff is focused on customer service responsiveness and proactive to our district and community needs.

We are available from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may contact us at (480) 987-5982.

2024–2025 School Bus Registration is Now Open

The QCUSD Bus Registration Program was successful in assisting QCUSD Transportation in improving bus route efficiency and providing better service to students and families during the current school year. Once again, families will need to register their students to ride the bus. Below is a link to the Bus Registration Form, you will need to complete the form for each of your students who will be needing access to the bus. The deadline for your student to access transportation services for the first day of school is July 11, 2024. All registrations prior to July 11 may not be processed for the first day of school. For any questions regarding bus registration please email us at or call us at (480) 987-5982.

2024–2025 Outside Boundaries Bus Request

Families can apply to be approved for their students to access an existing bus stop. Approvals for requests are filled on a first come-first serve basis and are only approved if there are seats available on the bus. Parents need to complete the form below in order to request their student be approved for access to the bus.

2024–2025 Outside Boundaries Request Form

Bus Registration FAQs

Do I need to register if my student DOES NOT ride the bus?
What if my student will only periodically ride the bus?
Who is eligible to register for transportation?
Can I request bus services later in the year if we decide that we need it?
How do I request bus services from an address or location other than my students' home address?

"Here Comes the Bus" App for Parents

The “Here Comes the Bus” app provides QCUSD families whose students are registered to ride the bus with real-time alerts including bus number, location, and time of arrival during both morning and afternoon transportation services. The following is information bus-riding families need to know in order to use “Here Comes the Bus”:

Make sure your student has been registered for the bus, without registration completed they will not have access to the app. Ensure that your student has a bus pass with them when they board the bus in the morning and afternoon. All junior high and high school students will not receive bus passes. These students will utilize their student identification cards with bar codes assigned by the school of attendance. Please email us at for all bus pass requests and information. Please include the student's name, grade level, and school of attendance. Bus drivers will distribute bus passes to the appropriate students.

Download the free “Here Comes the Bus” app. The app is available for iPhones and Androids. Search “Here Comes the Bus” in your app store. Once you have downloaded the free app, create a profile with an email address you check often and set a password for your account.

Add your bus-riding student to your profile by entering the ID found on the student’s bus pass (or check with the school of attendance) and the school code 29294. The school code is the same for all QCUSD schools. If you have multiple students riding the bus, follow this step for each student.

Once your “Here Comes the Bus” profile is active, you will begin to receive emails regarding the status of your student’s bus. You can also receive this information via text by adjusting your app settings.

For further assistance, questions, and/or requests regarding “Here Comes the Bus”, please email the Transportation Department at Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Kruze Mingus
Director of Transportation
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Tina Ollestad
Route Supervisor
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Neeraj Chaube
Transportation Router
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Heather Williams
Fleet Manager
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Walter Restrepo
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Sarah Beyerle
Driver Trainer
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Maria Cadena
Field Trip Specialist
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Annette Sampogna
Administrative Assistant
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