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RSCO Transportation Information

This webpage provides important information for families on the transportation options for students attending a school choice program in the Greater Hartford Region.

Important Note: RSCO does not provide door-to-door transportation.
Generally, centralized bus stops are not within walking distance of a student’s home.

RSCO Transportation Office

Email: rscotransportation@crec.org | Phone: 860-524-4077 | Website: RSCO Transportation Office

Transportation Zone

The RSCO Transportation Zone establishes borders for transporting students to RSCO School Choice schools and programs within the Greater Hartford Region. See below for the list of towns within the RSCO Transportation Zone. RSCO Transportation Services are available for KG-12th grade students to and from these towns in accordance with RSCO transportation policies.

Transportation Zone Towns

  • Andover
  • Avon
  • Berlin
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolton
  • Bristol
  • Burlington
  • Canton
  • Coventry
  • Cromwell
  • East Granby
  • East Hampton
  • East Hartford
  • East Windsor
  • Ellington
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Hartland
  • Harwinton
  • Hebron
  • Granby
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
  • New Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Newington
  • Marlborough
  • Plainville
  • Portland
  • Rocky Hill
  • Simsbury
  • Somers
  • Southington
  • South Windsor
  • Suffield
  • Tolland
  • Vernon
  • West Hartford
  • Wethersfield
  • Windsor
  • Windsor Locks

Transportation Services By Grade Level and Program

Transportation Services for PK Student Attending Magnet Schools (PK3 & PK4) or Open Choice Schools (PK4)

Hartford residents:

Non-Hartford residents:

Transportation for Students Attending Magnet Schools (KG-12)

Students who reside INSIDE the transportation zone:

Transportation is provided to students who live in one of the towns within the transportation zone but may vary depending on student’s residence and bus routing as follows:

Students who reside OUTSIDE the transportation zone:

Students who do not live in one of the towns in the transportation zone should pursue the following options:

Transportation Services for Students Attending Open Choice Schools (KG - 12)

Transportation is provided but may vary depending on the Open Choice District and bus routing as follows:

Transport Services for Students Attending the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) (9-12)

A.I. Prince Technical High School

Hartford residents:

Non-Hartford residents:

E.C. Goodwin and Howell Cheney Technical High School

Hartford residents:

Non-Hartford residents:

Transportation Services for Students Attending Agricultural Science and Technology Education (ASTE) Centers (9-12)

Transportation is provided to Hartford residents.

GPS Navigation Information for Parents

We know buses can sometimes run late or you might just want to know the location of your child’s bus! Parents and guardians are now able to locate their child’s bus in real time through new apps that are available to families based on an arrangement with our transportation contractors (First Student, DATTCO, and Transportation Management Solutions (TMS)).

Below is a brief description of each school bus tracking app and the corresponding contractor. To register for the app, please go to the School Vehicle Tracking App link and select your child’s assigned bus contractor.

Transportation Routing Process

RSCO Transportation utilizes state-of-the art routing software to create efficient bus routes and bus stops that minimize travel time and distance. The goal of the system is to provide transportation that is safe and reliable. The RSCO Transportation Zone/Area is significant and, although we do our best to establish routes and stops that are as convenient as possible, there may be instances where the established route or stop may need further review based on communications from families.

Bus Route/Bus Stop Change Request Process and Appeal Process

Bus Route/Bus Stop Change Request Process:

Bus Route/Bus Stop Appeal Process:

If a change request is denied, families may appeal the decision by following the process indicated below.

  1. First Level Appeal: Parent/Guardian or a student (18 years of age or older) may appeal a denied change request to the RSCO Transportation Office as follows:
  2. Second Level Appeal: If a parents/guardian or student (18 years of age or older) is not satisfied with the first level appeal decision, they may request a second level appeal to be reviewed by the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) as follows:
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