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Contact Info

Valley Transportation Office

1126 Airport Road, Bldg B

Minden, NV  89423

Ph: 775-782-5194

Fax: 775-782-2890

 

Fleet Maintenance Office

1126 Airport Road, Bldg H1

Ph: 775-782-4679

Ph: 775-782-8941

 


Lake Transportation Office

240 Warrior Way

Zephyr Cove, NV  89448

Ph. 775-588-1650

Welcome to Transportation

Parked Busses

Douglas County School District Transportation Department is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation for your children.

We have 43 routes in the Valley and 3 routes based at Lake Tahoe and transport approximately 3,500 students to and from school each day.

Bus Driver
Interested in becoming a bus driver for DCSD?

In order to become a School Bus Driver in Douglas County, an applicant must:

  • have a good driving record
  • pass a drug test
  • be fingerprinted
  • pass a background check to make certain that only those who are safe around children drive our buses.
  • pass a physical examination 
  • pass random drug and/or alcohol testing as required by law.
  • Hold a valid Nevada School Bus Driver's Certificate, which must be updated annually.

National statistics tell us that School Bus Transportation is the safest mode of transportation and we are very proud of our safety record. 

We maintain an excellent fleet of buses that are inspected by the Nevada Highway Patrol twice a year. Our Transportation's Vehicle Maintenance staff provides regular maintenance of buses and keeps them in top working condition.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Transportation Department, please feel free to contact us.

Our office hours are 6:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Driver Training

Training consists of passing a written DMV test for Commercial Drivers License, Class “B” with an air brake, school bus and passenger endorsement test.

Only after they pass the written test do they start the training by our instructors. Nevada State Law requires a minimum of 20 hours of classroom and 20 hours behind the wheel training for School Bus Drivers. Unless a person has had prior experience, we have found that it takes much more time to teach a driver the skills necessary to drive a school bus. 60 or more hours is common.

After a driver has completed the initial training, they are tested behind the wheel in a vehicle inspection, an intensive skill course, and an on the road test. If they pass all of the required driving tests they receive their Commercial Drivers License.

Our drivers are not released to drive on their own until they drive at least 4 routes with an instructor and/or veteran driver on-board evaluating their performance.

All drivers are evaluated periodically. They also attend in-service classes and safety meetings throughout the year.