This arrangement is with participating schools around Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Hernando Counties, where students travel longer distances, like at magnet or fundamental schools. In places where busing isn’t viable or provided, carpooling to school can help! It reduces traffic around schools, saves money, and helps the environment!
Parents follow the same process as other commuters – they create an online profile and receive in return a match list of other parents at their school who they could potentially coordinate with. All information collected by TBARTA is confidential and securely stored.
TBARTA also provides matching for those who want their students to walk or bike to school with other parents and students, as part of a walking school bus or bike train.
Learn more about TBARTA’s Regional School Commute Program. Check to see if your student’s school is already participating in the School Program. If it isn’t, talk to your school’s principal about joining!