Ride 360 - New Parent App

Traversa Ride 360 is a parent app that allows parents to see students’ bus transportation information such as route number, AM pick up time, PM drop off time, and delay/route cancelation notifications. Before the school year starts, student bus riders will receive a student attendance card. More information to follow...

Ride 360

View instructions for how to set up your app after you have downloaded it HERE.

Traversa App for iPhone

Traversa Ride 360

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Traversa  App for Android

Traversa Ride 360

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School Bus

Contact Us:

GPS Transportation Department
1414 Chase Street
Greenville, MI 48838
Phone: 616.754.3850

Timothy Nielsen
Director of Transportation

Deborah Ball
Assistant to the Director of Transportation

Melissa Wiess
Administrative Assistant

GPS Transportation

Meet the Transportation Team

2022/2023 TRANSPORTATION NOTIFICATION

***STUDENTS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR BUS SERVICE DO NOT NEED TO BE RE-REGISTERED.  IF UNSURE, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE 616-754-3850.***

Please see Transportation Policies below for more information.

Transportation Registration

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY VIDEO

The Transportation Department of Greenville Public Schools is committed to providing SAFE and EFFICIENT transportation services for approximately 2400 eligible riders.

Two-Tier System

We operate a "two-tier" system ~ Grades 6 thru 12 and Pre-Kindergarten thru Grade 5.  We cover approximately 2000 miles on a daily basis and make nearly 1100 bus stops.

The department consists of 20 full-time and 8-10 part-time professional drivers. The Director is Timothy Nielsen, Administrative Assistant Deborah Ball, Dispatcher Melissa Wiess, and Mechanic Mark Kimball. Our fleet consists of 28 buses, 2 cars, and 4 vans along with maintenance trucks, vans, and various equipment. 

All drivers must have:

  • A commercial driver's license

  • Pre-employment Department of Transportation physical

  • Pre-employment drug test

  • Criminal background check

  • Fingerprint

  • Driver license record check

  • Mandatory Michigan Department of Education training

  • Secretary of State approved "third party" road test

  • Subject to random drug and alcohol testing

We pride ourselves on our well-maintained fleet that is inspected annually by the Michigan State Police inspectors.

Inclement weather, School delay or closing

The decision to close school is made cooperatively by the Superintendent and the Director of Transportation. Although not always an easy decision, school will remain open if road conditions are safe for bus travel. Parents have the option of keeping children home if they are concerned about weather conditions. When there is a delay or closing, please tune into the TV or Radio stations listed below for the most up-to-date information.

  • WOOD-TV 8

  • WZZM-TV 13

  • WXMI-TV 17

  • M-106.3 WGLM

  • GPS District School Website

  • GPS Facebook Page

  • GPS District Text Alerts

Address Information

2022/2023 school year, students will only be allowed one address for pick-up and drop-off.

  • If you need to change your address for any reason, you must first contact your child’s school office. If your change of address requires a bus change, you will need to contact the Transportation Office.  All changes take up to 48 hours before students are set to ride from their new address.  Once set, it is the driver's responsibility to make parent contact with new bus information.

Transportation Policies & General Bus Information

  • It is District Policy that students with bus service be waiting at their assigned bus stop, ready to board, five (5) minutes prior to their pick up time.

  • All Preschool and Kindergarten students must have an adult waiting for them at the bus stop every day after school, or students will not be released from the bus.  This is for their protection and the department's safety.

  • Requests for transportation will take 24 hours to 72 hours to process. Once transportation is set in place, parents will either receive a phone call or email with bus information.

  • It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to see that their child gets safely to and from the bus stop. The school district provides transportation as a non-mandated service and establishes placement of bus stops in accordance with the requirements of the law.

  • Once students enter Kindergarten, bus transportation is provided to elementary-age students as long as they attend the elementary school that is within the district they reside in.  We do not transport School of Choice and In-District Transfer students.

Appropriate Behavior on busses and at bus stops

Appropriate behavior on buses, and at bus stops, is expected by all passengers. Any behavior that distracts the driver is unacceptable:

  • Hitting, touching, swearing, possession of any tobacco substance, alcohol, bullying of any type, etc.

School bus transportation service is a privilege that will be taken away if any unacceptable behavior occurs.

  • 1st violation (unless severe) will result in a written warning.

  • 2nd violation (unless severe) will result in, Pre-K thru 5th up to 3 days suspension, 6-12th up to 5 days suspension.

  • 3rd violation (unless severe) Pre-K thru 5th up to 5 days suspension, 6-12th up to 10 days suspension.

  • 4th violation all grade levels, loss of school bus service. In order to be considered for reinstatement the parent(s) must contact the Transportation Dept. to arrange a hearing with the student, parent, Director of Transportation, and Assistant Superintendent. Transportation service may or may not be reinstated.

In all cases, a copy of the notification must be signed by a parent/guardian and student and returned to the driver before the student may ride again.

Transportation Department Hours

When school is in session, the Transportation Department hours are 5:30 AM until 5:00 PM.  Our direct phone number is (616) 754-3850.

Public school bus operations are regulated by the Michigan Department of Education.

Bus transportation is provided as a non-mandated service.

Greenville Public Schools:

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