The Transportation Department is dedicated to providing safe, cost effective transportation services for our Queen Creek families and community. Our fleet consists of 97 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.

"Here Comes the Bus" App for Parents

The “Here Comes the Bus” app will provide QCUSD families whose students are eligible to ride bus routes 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”:

Ensure your elementary student has a bus pass with a bar code from the Transportation Department. 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.

Outside Boundaries Bus Request

Students who reside outside of school or district boundaries can request to utilize an existing route and stop permitting there is space. We ask that families complete our outside boundaries bus request form so we can monitor the requests of families and place those as soon as space permits. Families will receive a notification with bus information when their student has been placed and are eligible to ride.

Outside Boundaries Bus Request Form

Helpful Transportation Tips

  • Have your student at his or her designated bus stop five minutes prior to the scheduled stop.
  • Have your child stay at least 10 feet away from the pick up area until the bus comes to a complete stop and the driver motions for him/her to board.
  • Please instruct your child to stay in his/her seat while the bus is in motion.
  • If you meet your child at the bus stop at the end of the day, please be on time.

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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Chanie Passerby
Fleet Manager
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James Joyes
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Sarah Beyerle
Driver Trainer
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Maria Cadena
Field Trip Specialist
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