Welcome to the Turner Unified School District's Transportation Department. The Turner District provides bus transportation for all of our students residing in the district.
Technology Changes Coming to TUSD Transportation in 2020-21
The Turner Transportation Department has been working to enhance our busing system. We have partnered with a technology company to upgrade our routing software and add several exciting new features. The beginning of the school year will require testing and troubleshooting of the new system, but once it is fully functional, each one of our district buses will feature the following:
- GPS system in real time that will allow pre-approved users (parents, siblings, etc.)show exact bus locations.The user portal allows parents and students to access their own secure data for bus stop location, route, and pick up time via the website or app, much like the ride share apps Uber or Lyft.
- A proxy card for each student that will allow pre-approved users and school staff to track whenindividual students get on and off the bus.
- An instant messaging feature between users and the Transportation Department so that information is given and received in an efficient time frame.
Due to these exciting safety changes being implemented in the upcoming school year, each parent or guardian will have to indicate whether their student will ride the bus in their Online Registration (OLR) in the Infinite Campus parent portal in the month of July. Students that indicate they will be a car rider will not be routed on a school bus or issued a proxy card to access the bus. However, if a families’ transportation circumstances change and a student needs to ride a school bus, they can contact the transportation department and be added to a route within 3 days.