We are the ‘driving force’ in education!
HCPS’ Pupil Transportation Department is critical to public education in Henrico County, and helps enhance the educational opportunities of all the division’s students. We serve Henrico County families through communication, collaboration, and strong and interdependent working relationships.
The school division is noted for its vast pupil transportation infrastructure. Transporting more than 28,000 students each day, HCPS uses a fleet of 658 vehicles. Of those, 627 are school buses. Most are Type C (conventional-style) buses, including the Blue-Bird Vision, International CE and the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C-2. Type D (transit-style) buses include the Blue-Bird All American FE and RE, International FE and RE and the Thomas Saf-T-Liner HDX.
Our mission is to provide safe and reliable student transportation for all eligible HCPS students to and from school and school activities each day.
Zone Office Contacts
If you have a question about your child’s bus route, please click on the appropriate zone to get contact information for the zone office supervisor for your school.
Zone 1 – East Area
William (Bill) Manns
Baker Elementary School
Zone 2 – North Area
Brookland Middle School
Zone 3 – Northwest Area
Central Auto Maintenance
Zone 4 – West Area
Skipwith Elementary School
Zone 5 – Northeast Area
Fairfield Middle School
Interesting facts about pupil transportation in Henrico County:
- Our school division (Henrico County) consists of about 245 square miles.
- Henrico County is divided into five transportation zones: Zone 1 (East), Zone 2 (North), Zone 3 (Northwest), Zone 4 (West) and Zone 5 (Northeast).
- All HCPS buses are powered by ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel.
- The average age of the HCPS bus fleet is 10 years. Current HCPS buses joined the fleet anywhere from 2000-2021.
- Our goal is to maintain a school bus replacement cycle of at least 13 years.
- Our buses range in capacity from 24 to 78 passengers.
- During the 2019-20 school year, HCPS buses traveled more than 10 million miles.
- During the 2019-20 school year, our buses used more than a million gallons of diesel fuel.
- We transport more than 28,000 students each day to 46 elementary, 12 middle and 9 high schools throughout Henrico County. We also provide shuttle service to a host of programs, including the Advanced Career Education centers, and the specialty centers located at various middle and high schools across the county.
Reminders for families
We appreciate your patience. Some reminders as students return to school for in-person instruction:
- Ensure that students are wearing masks as they board the bus each morning and afternoon.
- Follow the directions of the bus drivers for seat assignments.
- Buses are properly sanitized often – after each run in the morning and afternoon.
- Bus drivers are equipped with proper PPE, including some disposable masks for students. Drivers will instruct students to wear their masks while riding the bus.
- As always, please contact your zone transportation office for additional information.