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MISSON STATEMENT: The objective of the Denton I.S.D. Transportation Department is to provide safe, efficient and dependable transportation for the students and parents of the district. We recognize that this is an important service within the educational system. As members of the Transportation Department we will conduct ourselves as professionals, dedicated to caring for the people we serve. We will also serve to be progressive in thought and action as we plan for the present and the future. We must do our part willingly and unselfishly. Working together we will provide the safest and best service possible. When this is accomplished, we can be proud of the contribution that each of us has made in preparing our students for the future.

Denton ISD Transportation Center

5093 E. McKinney Street
Denton, Texas 76208
Transportation (940) 369-0300

From Fort Worth

From Dallas

I-35 W North to Denton
Exit I-35 E South to Dallas (Exit 85A)
Exit Loop 288 (Exit 463)
Left on Loop 288
Right on McKinney Street
Left into RYAN HIGH SCHOOL Complex
Left at “T” in front of School
Straight into Transportation Center

I-35 E North to Denton
Exit Loop 288/McKinney (Exit 463)
Right on McKinney Street
Left into RYAN HIGH SCHOOL Complex
Left at “T” in front of School
Straight into Transportation Center

From McKinney

Hwy 380 West into Denton
Left on Mayhill RoadLeft on McKinney
Left into RYAN HIGH SCHOOL Complex
Left at “T” in front of School
Straight into Transportation Center



District size:

180 Square Miles

Bus Drivers:


Schools Serviced:


Fleet Size:


Miles Driven Per Year:

1.5 million

Regular Education Bus Routes:


Students Served Per Year:

2.0 million

Special Needs Bus Routes:


Field Trips Per Year:


Municipalities/Townships Denton ISD Served:


School Bus Related Links:

Texas Department of Public Safety


Texas Education Agency


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)


National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT)


Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT)


Texas Department of Transportation


National Safety Council


Pupil Transportation Safety Institute


School Bus Fleet


School Transportation News


Operation Lifesaver


National Transportation Safety Board


Bus Driver Requirements:

  • Pass Personnel Screening and Interview Process
  • Complete a Reference and Background Check
  • Criminal History Check (Pre-employment & Annual)
  • Federal & State (CDL) Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Pass US DoT Physical
  • Pass Drug & Alcohol Screen Test (Pre-employment & Random)
  • Pass all Federal and Texas State Drivers Licensing (CDL) Requirements
  • Complete Texas Education Agency Bus Driver Certification Course (20hrs)
    (8-hour Re-certification Course is required every 3 years)
  • Complete Denton ISD Orientation & Training Course (20 hrs)
  • Administration & Standard Operating Procedures 2 hrs
  • Routing & Operations Procedures 2 hrs
  • Fleet & Bus Maintenance/Care Procedures 2 hrs
  • Traffic Regulation & Driving Procedures 6 hrs
  • Student Management Procedures 5 hrs
  • Special Needs Education Procedures 2 hrs
  • Alcohol/Drug & Sexual harassment Orientation 1 hrs
  • Attend required Safety & Training Classes
  • Pass two announced & un-announced On-Route Observations by the Training & Safety Officer
  • Comply with Federal, State & District Operational Policies and Procedures


Mr. Gene Holloway, Director of Transportation & Planning
Mr. Gene Holloway, Director of Transportation & Planning


Aerial view of the Transportation compound.
Photo by driver Michael Broome - plane flown by former driver Jim Emory
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