The Tuscaloosa City Schools Transportation Department provides school bus transportation to and from school and school-sponsored events for our students who qualify. We maintain a fleet of 130 buses, with routes serving every area of the city. Our buses travel over 6400 miles and transport over 7000 students each day.
TCS employs 120 bus drivers, bus aides, and maintenance staff. Our school bus drivers must have a Commercial Driver's License with Passenger and School Bus endorsements, as well as pass a background check and drug screening in order to train to become school bus drivers. They undergo a rigorous training program at the local level before attending classes taught by Alabama State Department of Education/Pupil Transportation Instructors, after which they must pass written and performance testing prior to being allowed to drive a school bus. They are truly a caring, quality group of professionals.
The inspection and maintenance section of the Transportation Department is exemplary. With a staff of top-notch mechanics, our buses are among the safest in the nation. The buses are on rotation through a monthly preventive maintenance inspection program and are examined annually by the Alabama State Department of Education Inspectors. Our staff continues to demonstrate quality service, being recognized as one of the top school bus maintenance departments in the state.