Welcome to West Ottawa’s Transportation Department
The West Ottawa Transportation Department transports nearly 4,500 students to and from school each day. This is accomplished with 65 buses that travel more than 2,500 miles each day. The West Ottawa Transportation Department is an active member of the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation.
We will provide safe and professional transportation in a timely and economical fashion.
- In every instance, safety will be the top priority.
- Special needs will be accommodated.
- Our employees are professional and will be continually trained.
- We will be flexible to the individual needs of students.
- Community input is welcome and give thorough examination.
- Constant communication between staff, school offices, and parents enables us to provide efficient and safe transportation at all times.
- We will serve the district with total commitment and a positive attitude.
Bus Safety Program
West Ottawa has a bus safety program. This is a bus that travels to all of the elementary buildings at the start of each school year to teach the proper way to load and unload the bus, proper behavior while on the bus, and the rules of the bus. The training is done with a full size bus, a video, and some practicing. At the end of each session each participant is given a coloring book to take home to show their parents what they have learned about bus safety.