District Transportation Services - 809 E Tinkham Avenue

Transportation Supervisor: Deborah Wilsey

Contact Number: 231-845-3890

Summer Office hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

School Year Office hours:  6am - 10am & 1pm – 5pm

Welcome to the Ludington Area Schools Transportation Department.  We take great pride in transporting such precious cargo every day.  Our mechanics and bus drivers work together keeping our buses safe and in flawless working condition.  We pride ourselves on timely arrival
and return of your students.  All students are required to be outside waiting for the bus at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to arrival.

If your child is going to daycare/friend/relatives before or after school and needs bus transportation, you must complete the Special Request for Transportation form and send it to the Bus Garage for processing.  Students will not be able to board buses if this form is not on file.  These forms are available at the Bus Garage, Central Business Office, Schools and at the above link.

BUS PASS – If your student needs to ride to a family/friend’s house, you must send a note with
your student who must obtain a bus pass from their school office. These passes grant us
permission to discharge your student at the location you are requesting. Please note: we can
only drop students at existing stops.

Bus & Location

20C – Summit Southwest/G2S 18E – Ludington Ave & South Elementary
14B – Summit Southeast  14A – Ludington Ave & North Elementary
17D – PM Southwest     20B – Central North Elementary
18A– PM East     18C – OJ/LHS City Shuttle Bus – G2S
20D – Hamlin Estates  20E – Pleasant Ridge
18B – Hamlin South 14C– PM Northeast
20A – Hamlin Central  18D – South City Elementary
17A – Hamlin North  20F – Daycare Shuttle



Michigan Secretary of State Traffic Laws: What Every Driver Must Know Regarding School Busses

Use extra care around busses and in school zones. Children are small and hard to see and may dart into the street or out from around parked vehicles. 

Never drive around a school bus with its red overhead lights flashing; it is picking up or dropping off passengers. It is not necessary to stop for a school bus stopped on the other side of a divided highway, where the road is separated by a barrier such as a concrete or grass median, island or other structures that separate the flow of traffic (see image below). 


Fines for failing to stop for a school bus are double what would normally be assessed for a moving violation. Increased fines and imprisonment may result for violations resulting in injury or death. 

Know Your School Bus Signals!

When the YELLOW hazard                                                                
lights are flashing, proceed                         
with caution. 

When the YELLOW overhead
lights are flashing, be prepared         
to stop. 


When the RED overhead lights are flashing, stop at least 20 feet from the school bus. Remain stopped until the flashing red lights are turned off or the bus resumes its travels.


Cited from: What Every Driver Must Know. (2017). Lansing, MI: Michigan Dept. of State.

Please take a moment to review the following article regarding Michigan school bus laws and safety tips: