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2014 GO0 Special Education Transportation

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The mission of Special Education Transportation, also known as the Department of Student Transportation, is to support learning opportunities by providing safe, on-time and efficient transportation services to eligible District of Columbia students.

The Department of Student Transportation (DOT) is primarily responsible for processing student transportation requests from Local Education Agencies ("LEAs"); maintaining the means to transport eligible students safely and on time; and improving service levels by collaborating with stakeholder groups that include parents, school staff and special education advocates. The Special Education Transportation agency is divided into three major divisions:

  • The Director’s Office - which provides leadership, strategic guidance, and routing and scheduling services, and which serves as a resource center for parents;
  • Bus and Terminal Operations - which provides bus drivers and bus attendants and ensures smooth daily operations as it relates to buses leaving and returning to terminals; and
  • Fleet Maintenance - which manages all bus repair and preventative maintenance activities.

Each major component listed is responsible for specific day-to-day activities.