2020-2021 Transportation

Updated April 14, 2021

As of April 12, 2021, no RED bus passes will be accepted for ridership on MPS buses. 

All new BLUE bus passes for full return to school have been mailed to registered riders. All student(s) have new seats on the bus and students are required to sit in their newly assigned seat.

New schedules for all bus routes are posted below. Please familiarize yourself with these schedules as they are different from the previously posted ones. Arrival and drop off times have shifted on all routes due to increased ridership, and full day schedules at all schools.  As we do at the beginning of the school year, we ask that families be 10-15 min earlier than the posted times as buses may arrive earlier or later than posted until the actual schedules are established.  

Registration to ride the bus for the remainder of the school year will reopen on April 15 and close on April 21.  Please use this link to register between April 15 and April 21.    Many routes have waiting lists at this time and registration is not a guarantee of a seat.  Registrations will be processed and mailed beginning the week of April 26.

Please email bus@miltonps.org with any questions. 


Transportation Guidelines for the 2020-2021 School Year

Please email Rachel Schewe at bus@miltonps.org with questions. 

On February 11, 2021 MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education(DESE) updated Transportation (school bus) guidelines as follows:

  • Eliminated capacity limitations and physical distancing requirements for elementary students 
  • Eliminated capacity limitations and physical distancing requirements for middle and high school students on buses, except for middle and high schools in districts with high community prevalence.
  • For middle and high schools in districts with high community prevalence, capacity limitations and physical distancing requirements on buses are amended to allow 2 students per bus bench.
  • Windows must be kept open at all times at least two inches
  • Students should be assigned to a single bus and a particular seat. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times.


In order to return Milton Public Schools to full in person learning MPS has adopted these changes.  MPS is legally required to transport students in Kindergarten through Grade Six who live two miles or more from school which necessitates full capacity buses on many elementary, middle and high school routes.  There are elementary buses at full capacity with up to three per bench and Pierce and MHS buses at full capacity with two per bench.  We have worked to keep siblings together whenever possible, but are unable to assign seats based on neighborhood or by stop due to the need to keep kindergarten and first grade students as close to the front of the bus as possible.

Please email Rachel Schewe at bus@miltonps.org with questions. 

Bus Routes 20-21

These routes begin:

  • April 5 Elementary
  • April 12 Pierce/MHS

A Routes (Pierce/MHS) 

B Routes (Collicot/Cunningham) 

C Routes (Glover/Tucker)