Fee For Service Bus Information

Transportation fees for the 2016-2017 school year are summarized as follows:
Type Event Month Annual Household Cap
 Monthly N/A $25 $250 $500
 Prepay Annual N/A N/A $200 $400
 Per Ride $2.50 $25
 Initial Pass  Free      
 Replacement Pass $5      
  • Pre-paid annual is non-refundable unless you move out of the district (amount of refund will be pro-rated).
  • Those who pay monthly will pay an additional $10 over the course of the school year.
  • Invoices will be posted on the parent portal each month by the 5th of the following billable
  • Annual pre-pay amount remains the same. Patrons may make that payment any time between July 11 to Sept. 2, 2016, in order to realize savings over monthly payments.
  • Per ride fee is $2.50. Those who ride occasionally will be billed at the per ride rate for their first nine rides. Once they reach 10 or more rides, their expense is capped at the $25 monthly rate.
  • Those families that qualify for the household cap will have a $400 cap if they make the annual pre-pay and capped at $500 if they choose to pay monthly.
Transportation_Directions To apply, please visit the transportation department at 10850 E. Woodmen Road in Peyton, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our office is not the main building facing the frontage road; we are in the large shed behind the offices. To get to the transportation department, please drive through the gate on the west side of the Education Service Center and immediately turn right. Follow the blue signs that will direct you back to our office.

Our process requires new customers to sign up in person so that we may answer questions, clarify where your student's stop is and, most importantly, issue a Zonar bus pass.

Existing patrons have a number of options

If all information on last year’s application remains the same, you do not need to do anything. But any patron who desires to take advantage of the annual pre-pay option must still make that payment by or on Sept.  2, 2016.

If your address has changed, please fill out a new application and mark an “X” in the box noting a change to a pre-existing application. Your completed form may be sent to the transportation department via email, traditional mail, or fax. You may also visit the transportation department to fill out a form. Change applications are always available from the transportation web page and Parent Portal.

Procedures for Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Although existing patrons qualifying for the free-and-reduced program need not re-apply to ride, they must still show proof of qualifying for the program for the 2016-2017 school year. New patrons qualifying for the program will need to come to the transportation department to fill out a transportation fee-for-service application and receive a bus pass.

For those who submit an application for the free-and-reduced lunch program with the district’s nutrition services, you may either:
  • On the information release part of the application, check “District 49 Bus Transportation Fee” and nutrition services will provide the transportation team with a copy of the approval letter, or
  • Bring in a copy of the approval letter to the transportation department.
For those families that receive direct certification, a copy of the approval letter must be provided to the transportation team.

Applying for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program: For the 2016-2017 school year, nutrition services will begin accepting free-and-reduced lunch applications online Tuesday July 11, 2016. Go to to fill out the form. You may also visit nutrition services beginning Wednesday, July 13, 2016, to drop off or fill out an application. Nutrition services is located in the same building as the transportation department. Remember, the deadline to submit your approval letter to transportation is Sept. 16, 2016. After that date, fees for rides will be applied to your account until the transportation department receives a copy of your approval letter. You will be responsible for the payment of these fees.

Accounts and Payments

Your transportation account will reside on Parent Portal. Invoicing will be done via the e-mail address that you provided during the enrollment process. If you do not have an e-mail address, invoices will be mailed. All payment are due within 30 days after receipt of monthly invoice. Any account in arrears 3 months or $100.00 will be referred to our collection agency.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash payments are accepted only at the transportation department during its posted service hours. Personal checks made out to “District 49 Transportation” may either be brought to the department or mailed. Payments may also be made in Parent Portal. Credit card payments may either be made at the transportation department or in Parent Portal.

Bus Stop Information

The 2016-2017 general education route bus stop information will be posted for viewing beginning Friday, July 1, 2016.

Our bus stop information, called "Infofinder i" is located in Parent Portal Just enter your home address. All buses for each school supported will be reflected on the left side. Look for your student’s school and then determine his or her bus number, bus stop location and morning and afternoon pickup and drop off times. Remember to note variances between morning and afternoon buses. We do try to keep bus numbers and locations the same for each, but that is not always possible.

If you our web-based stop locator and no bus stops are reflected for your school, please contact Robert Sparks by phone at 719.495.1131 or email at

Please check bus stop information after Thursday, July 8, 2016, to confirm bus stop information. Stop information may change between July 1-22, but from July 25 to Aug. 14 stops will not change.

We certainly attempt to keep stops the same from year to year, however, in our growing and dynamic district, that is not always possible.

How To Contact Us

Mailing Address: District 49 Transportation
10850 E. Woodmen Road
Peyton, CO, 80831
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Fee-for-Service Contact

CeCe Catherwood
Transportation Secretary
Office: 719.495.1159
Last Modified on July 25, 2016