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Transportation Team

Tom Thorpe

Director of Transportation




Transportation Supervisor





Jarrett Garife 




Taylor Crismon




Gabriela Ortiz

Clerk - Bus Passes




Bus Pass Applications

Field Trip Cost Information

Security and Safety Starts with You and Your Child

Safe transport of our student's is our number one priority at Monterey Peninsula Unified Peninsula School District. Here is a great article about student safety on the bus and how each student should behave when riding. Here is the link to the article

Employment Opportunities



Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is hiring part time and full time school bus drivers.  College students, stay at home parents and veterans encouraged to apply. See Bus Driver position at the Monterey Peninsula website or apply at and look for open positions with Monterey Peninsula Unified.


Transportation Safety Plan

As required by the California Education Code 39831.3. (a) The county superintendent of schools, the superintendent of a school district, or the owner or operator of a private school that provides transportation to or from a school or school activity shall prepare a transportation safety plan containing procedures for school personnel to follow to ensure the safe transport of pupils. The plan shall be revised as required. The plan shall address all of the following:


  1. Procedures for determining if students require escort

  2. Procedures for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade identifying how students are to board and exit the bus at each school bus stop

  3. Procedures for boarding or exiting the school bus at school or other trip destination

To view the Transportation Safety Plan please click on the bus below.






General Information

All students that are eligible for school bus service to and from school must apply for a bus pass every year.

If your children are eligible and wish to make use of Transportation services for the upcoming school year please complete a Bus Pass application at the Transportation Office, 540 Canyon Del Rey, Monterey, CA. Applications are also available on our website. Applications must be submitted every school year whether you have had a bus pass before or not. Bus passes for the last school year are no longer valid.

Transportation annual service is $200.00 for the first student, $160.00 for the second student and $120.00 for the third student. You may pay half the amount when you apply and the second half is due in January, at the beginning of the second semester. If you choose to make payments by semester we must receive second payment by the end of January or transportation service may no longer be available for your child.

If you are applying for the free pass you will need to provide most current 30 days proof of income. Verification of residency is required for all bus pass applications, both paid and free.

If your student(s) discontinue use of the transportation system, you must notify the Transportation Department return the bus pass to the department in order to close your account. A prorated refund will be issued for paid in full bus passes once the request for refund is completed by parents.

Passes may be picked up at Transportation, 540 Canyon Del Rey, Monterey, CA. Any questions please contact Gabriela @ 392-3990.Transportation office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm for lunch.

Transportation service will not be provided to students who do not have a current bus pass in their possession every day.

Thank you

Transportation Department


Comments or Concerns

As a department we want to continue to improve the service we provide to the students of our district. If you have any comments, concerns or if you just want to let us know what a great job one of our drivers is doing please click on the Comment Bus below and fill out the form. 



Transportation Department

Main Office

540 Canyon Del Rey Suite #4

Monterey, Ca 93940

Phone Number: 831-392-3999

Fax Number: 831-392-3450


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