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News Release: PGCPS Announces Transportation Improvements for 2024-2025 School Year

April 2, 2024
For Immediate Release

Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — Following a transportation audit to identify areas for operational efficiency, Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) is taking action to implement solutions to improve the quality and reliability of transportation services for the upcoming school year.

For the 2024-2025 academic year, parents, students, and staff can expect to see changes designed to ensure safe, efficient, and punctual transportation to and from school. These changes include the streamlining and standardization of school start and end times, and adjustments to bus assignments and bus stop locations.

PGCPS will also be introducing an opt-out option for families who do not require transportation services and will focus on customer service, including improving the functionality and reliability of the StopFinder app.

"Transportation has long been a pressing issue for our community, and it is our commitment to work towards a long-term solution," said PGCPS Superintendent Millard House II. "Our goal is to ensure that every child arrives at school on time and ready to learn — and we believe these strategies will lead to a marked improvement in the quality of our school bus service moving forward.

Improving reliability of transportation services for the district’s 85,000 school bus riders (the eighth highest ridership in the nation) was an immediate action outlined in Superintendent House’s 90-Day Report, a roadmap highlighting immediate actions and future strategies for the school system. 

Over the coming weeks and months, PGCPS will ensure stakeholders are informed about forthcoming changes, allowing them to plan ahead and prepare for any necessary adjustments. 

Spring community information sessions to be held in each PGCPS’ nine Board of Education districts will be announced soon for parents and community members to learn more about the transportation improvements being implemented.

More information about the transportation changes can be found at