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 (CST) 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: 

  1. Drivers now have turn-by-turn electronic navigation. 

  2. Parents have access to an APP that will allow them to know when the bus will be arriving. 

  3. Beginning this spring, 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. 

  4. Enhanced customer service. Additional trained staff will be able to answer your questions at 208-350-4747. 

  5. 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 travel to bus stops and board one of more than 185 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:


For help with any transportation concern please use our HelpDesk ticket system by selecting the image below:

image resembles a ticket and says "click to raise a request - TRANSPORTATION TICKET"

West Ada Bus and Non-Bus Zone Maps

IMPORTANT 2024-2025 INFORMATION: School of Choice bussing boundaries for the 2024-2025 school year are still being determined.

For more information regarding school attendance areas and busing eligibility, please visit the following link: West Ada School District - Attendance Areas

Non-bus zones are established based on Idaho Code and State Department of Education guidelines. Non-bus zones are subject to change as pedestrian improvements in the community are made.

2024-2025 Bussing Updates

Bus registration will open during the summer.
Eligible students needing a bus during the 2024-2025 school year will be able to register when registering for school. Bus stop assignments will be available in early-August.

Non-bus zones for all schools are subject to change as pedestrian improvements in the community are made.
Students living in the non-bus zone may request to register as an "ineligible rider". Registration for ineligible riders will be permitted as space on busses allows. No new stops will be created for ineligible riders.

Transportation is not provided for students who live within the non-bus zones for their nearest appropriate school. We determine the non-bus zones for every school and neighborhood following the same guidelines. Per Idaho Code, non-bus zones are based on a 1.5 mile distance utilizing neighborhood streets, major streets with sidewalks, and crosswalks with consideration given to hazards. The non-bus zones are implemented after much consideration and board approval.

For more information regarding busing eligibility, please visit the following link: West Ada School District - Attendance Areas

Elementary School of Choice bus stops will be located regionally rather than in neighborhoods.
Regional Stops will be situated within 1.5 miles of bus riders' residences and licensed daycares within the bus zones. Students outside the bus zone will be allowed to utilize the closest available stop. Our Transportation Department team is diligently working to identify suitable locations, such as parks, trailheads, and other spaces, where multiple students can conveniently wait for their bus. Bus stop assignments will be available in early-August.

Rebound School of Opportunity will have limited bussing.
Rebound School of Opportunity will be added to the West Ada Transit System (WATS) in the morning. Bussing will only be provided for AM session students; no PM session bussing will be available.

Students attending the AM session will be able to utilize WATS to get to school, and we will be setting up a midday WATS for students to return to their stops in the afternoon. Bus stop information will be available in early-August.

Gifted and Talented (GT) elementary bussing will be limited. We are excited to see these programs transition into the home schools.
Pull-out GT program shuttles to Andrus from Eagle, Eagle Hills, Star, Seven Oaks, and Galileo will be eliminated.
Contained GT shuttles will not change next year.
Contained GT direct bus routes will not include any new bus stops next year.

Multilingual Learners (ML) programs will be immersive programs within the home schools.
Bus stops created to accommodate 2023-2024 ML students attending programs at a school other than their neighborhood home school will be eliminated.

Join Our School Bus Team!

We're thrilled to announce new job opportunities with Durham School Services for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year! Durham School Services, our new transportation contractor, is hiring CDL drivers, non-CDL drivers, and bus aides to help get our students to and from school safely.

These positions offer you summers off, competitive pay, bonus programs, and opportunities for CDL training. Plus, you'll be working with the best tiny customers you could ask for—our students!

If you’re interested in a rewarding job with a flexible schedule, visit National Express LLC to view current Meridian openings and apply today. Start your journey with us and make a difference in our students' daily lives. We can't wait to welcome you to the Meridian team!