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Office of Pupil Transportation and Fleet Management

Students in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) grades K-12 are afforded the privilege of riding a school bus when their residence address is within the designated transportation eligible area. Each campus attendance boundary determines the designated eligible area after taking into effect the walk-to-school policies and exceptions designated for certain programmatic attendance rules. Parents are responsible for the safety of students to and from designated bus stops.

Students are expected to adhere to specific school bus safety rules as a condition of this privilege to ride the school bus to and from their campus of attendance. Violations of safety rules can create a dangerous situation for all bus riders. Students who do not respond appropriately to these requirements or the instructions given by their bus driver will be reported to the campus for administrative sanctions. Consequences may include loss of school bus riding privilege when their conduct represents a threat to other passengers or to the safe operation of the school bus.

In accordance with State law, standees may be permitted to and from school for the first 30 days of the school year (to allow time to balance the number of passengers on routes).

Find jobs at ACPS for drivers and monitors

ACPS school and field trip transportation information 

DASH Offers Transportation at No Cost for Students

DASH buses are fare free in the City of Alexandria.

DASH buses are fare free in the City of Alexandria. That means Alexandria City High School (ACHS) students do not need to use an app or ID card to ride a DASH bus. They can just hop on board and get a ride to school and back home at the end of their day. In fact, all ACPS students, staff and families can use DASH to get around town, go to and from school and ride for free every day.

For more information about the New DASH Network, including the New DASH Network Trip Planner, bus routes and service details — and information in Spanish and Amharic, as well — visit the DASH Network webpage.

Contact Information

MeChale’ Johnson

Director of Pupil Transportation and Fleet Management


Contact Information

ACPS Transportation Center
3540 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Fatima Orellana
Assistant Director
James Wood
Fleet Maintenance Manager
Rhonetta Braxton
Administrative Assistant
Have a question concerning transportation?
Call 703-461-4169