We strive to provide safe, reliable bus service for the students at West Ada School District. We currently contract and partner with Cascade Student Transportation C(ST) for this service. We work closely with them to make sure students arrive ready to learn and home safely at the end of the day.
For the 2023-24 school year, we have made several improvements that we believe help us better serve the students of the district:
Drivers now have turn-by-turn electronic navigation.
Parents have access to an APP that will allow them to know when the bus will be arriving.
Beginning this fall, elementary students will have bus passes that will enhance safety and allow parents to know when and where their children boarded and departed a bus.
Enhanced customer service. Additional trained staff will be able to answer your questions at 208-350-4747.
Help Desk ticket system. The “ticket” button to the right of this column will allow you to request bus service, address concerns, or pass along information. You will always receive a response to your request.
During the first two weeks of school, we ask that you please provide transportation systems a grace period of +/- 15 minutes as students, families and drivers work to navigate routes, drop-offs, pick-ups and neighborhood traffic. Please also keep in mind that during the first two weeks of school, drivers maintain bus manifests to document the number of students on each route. Based on these manifests, transportation works to adjust routes for efficiency which may adjust bus stop times.
Please let us know how we may be of service to you. We believe riding a school bus can be a great experience.
Your partners in transportation,
RD Huntley, Transportation Liaison and Dr. David Reinhart, Director of Education Services
Every school day, more than 9,000 students walk to bus stops and board one of more than 175 buses to get to school within West Ada School District schools. Many others walk, ride bikes, or drive themselves to school or are driven there by parents, other family members, or caregivers. All of these methods of getting to school have one thing in common: Safety. Here are some simple ways we can all help to keep children safe on their way to and from school:
Transportation APP - Traversa Ride 360
Click the image above to find your nearest bus stop!
After being redirected, click “Find my Route”, enter your address, select the grade of your child, and choose either “Regular” or “Special” transportation and “Search”.
Please note that the look-up tool will not work for schools of choice due to special routing and zone overlapping in the software. For assistance with schools of choice, please contact the West Ada transportation team directly at 208-350-4747.
For information and schedules for WATS (West Ada Transit System) please select the button below to be redirected.
West Ada Bus and Non-Bus Zone Maps
Please refer to the lists below regarding school site bus and non-bus zones. Maps indicate neighborhoods that are within walking distance of a school as defined by state law and safety guidelines and outlined in district policy.