Welcome to the Youngstown City School District Transportation Department. The Youngstown City Schools Transportation Department will provide transportation for eligible resident students. It is important that you are familiar with the transportation policies and guidelines contained in this reference guide. Safe, appropriate, and timely transportation is a team effort. Working together, we can provide a positive experience for your student as we transition into a new school year. Please feel free to contact our staff at 330-744-5905 to assist you with any problems or concerns associated with transportation.

Transportation Updates for the 2023-2024 School Year

The district has established a call center (330-744-5905) at the transportation department to go live on Monday, August 21, for the first two weeks of school, from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Due to the expected high call volume, if you need assistance with E-Link (busing information portal), fill out the help form, and a member of our team will contact you (you must have a working email to complete the form). Click here to fill out the E-Link Parent Portal assistance form. 

The below information is available to download by clicking this link.

Progress Book

  • Families can now view busing information in Progress Book! Your scholar’s bus number and pick-up/drop-off times are in the schedule tab. Transportation information will appear above the scholar’s schedule of classes.

E-Link Parent Portal
The Versatrans E-Link Parent Portal allows parents to search their scholar's bus assignment information. Click on
E-Link Parent Portal and log in by doing the following:

  • Username = jane.smith ← that’s jane dot smith with no spaces (scholar's first name and scholar’s last name, with no spaces).

  • The password is the scholar’s date of birth in this format, MMDDYY. Passwords are 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 4-digit year, such as 01012014).

    K-3 Scholars

  • Scholars in grades K-3 must have an adult present to exit the bus. Parents/guardians can sign an authorization to make other arrangements, such as allowing them to walk home with an older sibling. If no adult is present, scholars will be taken to our office and must be picked up from there. Repeated incidents may result in removal from busing and a referral to Children Services. 

 Delays, Closings, Bus Changes, or Cancellations

  • If a change in your scholar’s bus route needs relaying, our transportation department will send a text message. This alert goes out to the cell number we have on file. During inclement weather, notices will go out through district-wide robocalls and media outlets.

 YCSD Walk Zone Update

  • As per Ohio law and YCSD policy, if you live within a reasonable distance of your scholar’s school, they are expected to walk to school. The walking distance for K-8 is one mile, while high school is two miles. Due to this policy, some scholars who received transportation in the 22-23 school year may be required to walk to school.

 Updated Contact Information

  • Any changes in contact information must be updated through FinalForms.  

 Please reach out to your school’s Parent Engagement Coordinators first to resolve busing questions before contacting the Transportation Department. Thank you for entrusting us with your scholars!

Additional Transportation Information

Versatrans My Stop

My Stop is a smartphone app available for both iPhones and Android devices. (search for Versatrans My Stop in your devices app store). My Stop integrates with our routing software and our on-board GPS to provide parents and/or guardians with an estimated time of arrival to the assigned bus stop.

Log into Versatrans My Stop on your smartphone using your students name and date of birth as follows:

    Username = firstname.lastname

    Password = MMDDYYYY

Documents to Download

Alternative Transportation Request
Complete and submit this form to have your preschool through 6th grade student picked up or dropped of at an address other than your home.

Bus Rules