School Transportation on Metro


Students in Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) may be eligible for passes to ride Metro bus service for school transportation. These passes are issued by individual schools, with eligibility determined by CPS. Passes for the 2021-2022 school year will be provided to students prior to the start of the school year and will be valid through June 30, 2022.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Metro plans to roll out new service options to better support CPS student transportation needs, while maximizing resources to deliver more reliable service and increased frequency on routes across the system. Metro will provide students with expanded transportation options on regular Metro service.

Route Information

*New route information is now available in Google Maps.*
To plan your student's trip to school on Metro and get directions using Google Maps, follow these steps:

1) Enter your home address and school address

2) Select "Arrive by" and enter your desired arrival time

3) Enter Aug. 19 (school start date) as your trip date


Metro and CPS continue to work collaboratively to enhance the customer experience. Based on community feedback a number of enhancements took effect on August 30. Learn about them HERE.

Improvements to student transportation for the 2021-2022 school year include:

Increased Eligibility: New service will be added to serve Riverview East High School, ensuring all students have access to Metro. Also new this year, students in a career or technical program will be eligible for a Metro transportation pass regardless of where they live.

Expanded Service Hours: Student transportation passes will be valid on Metro for 7th and 8th graders from 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 9th-12th graders from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

More Options: 7th-12th grade students will benefit from increased access across Metro’s system, including added frequency on Metro routes serving CPS high schools and two new crosstown routes serving peak commuter times. Students will have more options for getting to school on time, and increased service frequency on these routes will help prevent crowding.

Shorter Ride Times: Service for the 2021-2022 school year will offer students a 10-minute travel time reduction on average. Additionally, the percentage of students who previously required two bus transfers to get to school will be reduced from 4.3 percent (about 400 students) to zero.

Safety and Security Enhancements: Metro has dedicated additional security resources system-wide to ensure the safety of students and all Metro riders as part of its extended service hours and other system improvements

For more information about changes to Metro's system that will benefit students, read about it here.

CPS Metro Bus Stop Locations (click on school)



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2021 Fall Service Change Presentation

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