Please visit our Service Levels and Fees page for updated information for the 2020-21 school year.
Transportation to New / Emerging Communities
Transportation from new or emerging communities which are still undergoing construction and development of roadways does not always align with regular transportation guidelines. The challenge in these new communities is that there is often no safe path clear of obstructions (construction supplies and equipment) on City maintained roads for the yellow bus to enter and circle around as needed.
Yellow school bus service for K-9 students will include:
stops that are as safe as possible to access for both students and buses. This may be in a neighbouring community.
congregated stops that are located in different communities that are located at the same distances for students in similar programs in developed areas, where possible and safe to do so.
Transportation Services will regularly monitor safety and progress of construction and roads in new areas, and change the location of stops as required during the year.
If there is no Calgary Transit service in the community or reasonable service in a neighbouring community, CBE will provide yellow bus service to high school students once there is a safe path through the community as well as a safe bus stop location.
Bus Stop App
CBE Transportation uses a bus route monitoring app called MyBusStop for all Southland Transportation routes. You can use the mobile and web application GPS tracking service to see real-time information such as the route stops, route schedule, route progress and possible route delays for your child’s yellow school bus. The app was created and is maintained by Southland Transportation.
How to Register
To register you will need your school's unique access code and your child’s bus route. Schools will distribute these to families at school start-up.
Questions, concerns or suggestions regarding registration or use of the application can be forwarded to email@example.com.
Applying for Busing
Families can register their child for yellow school bus transportation online starting May 19, 2020 using their MyCBE / PowerSchool account. Pre-registration closes June 14, 2020.
Parents/guardians registered for yellow school bus service will receive a confirmation email in September. You can cancel your transportation registration with no financial penalty using MyCBE/PowerSchool or by paper form.
After September 30, 2020, a pro-rated refund will be considered for cancellations.
For more information on registering for and using transportation, please see our manuals.