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Transportation

Overview

Safe school bus transportation services are the core of what we do. In fact, many of our school bus drivers and transportation staff have been recognized for their commitment to safety in their daily work. Our bus drivers ensure reliable transportation to and from schools, activities and events. Our mechanics keep our buses running smoothly. Our dispatchers maintain routes and schedules to help our students reach their destinations in a timely manner.

Read our School Bus Safety Tips for parents, students and drivers - and review the important laws related to school zones and school buses. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our students every day.

Inclement Weather Procedures
In cases of inclement weather, the District will notify the public through the local media of school closings or and/or any delays, cancelations in school transportation services. Specific weather zones affected would be specified in the announcements. District  snow zones can be viewed here.

Alternate Pick Up and Drop Off Requests
Bus transportation is provided outside the designated walk zone for your school attendance boundary. Please complete the form below only if you are requesting for your student to be picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than their home address on a regular, established schedule. All requests apply to the current school year only.

Limitations to Alternate Transportation: Requests for multiple pick up and drop off locations that are not on a regular schedule cannot be accommodated. Students may not choose where to be picked up or dropped off. Requests for alternate week changes cannot be accommodated. Temporary changes (less than one month) must be in the form of a note to the school on the date of the requested change.

Request forms for alternate transportation are available on the Forms and Links tab.

 

    Transportation Office 
    1220 SW Walnut Street,
    Hillsboro, OR 97123
    Phone: 503-844-1123
    FAX: 503-844-1138
    Email Us

    Loren Rogers, Executive Director of Facilities, Planning and Property, and Transportation Services

    Carol Hatfield, Supervisor of Transportation III

    Mike Fornshell, Supervisor of Transportation II

    Michelle Lazarus, Supervisor of Transportation II

    Mitch Rhea, Mechanic 4

    Eloise Richardson, Department Secretary 4

    Tonya Fredlund, Receptionist

    Charlotte Schuster, Office Manager

    Tabi Harper, Operation Specialist - Routing

    Theresa Davis, Operation Specialist - Routing

    Gary Pursley, Operation Specialist - Dispatch

    Al Mendez, Dispatcher

    Rowland Tamblyn, Dispatcher

    Irma Lopez, Dispatcher

    Todd Ethell, Technical Support

    Safe Routes to School

    The Oregon Department of Education has established transportation guidelines for students at all grade levels. For students in grades K-6, bus transportation must be made available for all students whose home address is farther than 1 mile away from the school; for students in grades 7-12, bus transportation must be made available for all students whose home address is farther than 1.5 miles away from the school

    Home addresses that fall inside of those boundaries are considered to be in the “walk” zone. Students who live in the “walk” zone may not receive transportation unless their route to school would take them through a hazard zone. Here are the criteria used to determine safe bus routes and stops, as well as safe walking routes.

    Bus Routes & Stops
    Within the city limits of Hillsboro
    Elementary Students K-6

    Two lanes of traffic

    • 35 MPH or less
    • 300 feet of visibility with no curves or hills

    Secondary Students 7-12

    • Three lanes of traffic or less (if three lanes, move stop at least 100 feet from intersection)
    • 35 MPH or less
    • 300 feet of visibility with no curves or hills

    Outside the city limits of Hillsboro (rural areas)
    All Students K-12

    • Three lanes of traffic or less (if three lanes, move stop at least 100 feet from intersection)
    • 55 MPH or less
    • 500 feet of visibility with no curves or hills

    Safe Walk Zones
    Within the city limits of Hillsboro - Crossing with no assistance (no crossing guard)

    Elementary Students K-6

    • Two lanes of traffic
    • 25 MPH or less if crossing at an uncontrolled intersection
    • 500 feet of visibility in each direction
    • No more than 13 cars per minute (crossing at a controlled intersection or high volume of cars; 13 or more per minute only with a crossing guard)

    Secondary Students 7-12

    • Three lanes of traffic or less
    • 35 MPH or less if crossing at an uncontrolled intersection
    • 300 feet of visibility in each direction
    • Crossing at a controlled intersection with five or fewer lanes
    • No more than 13 cars per minute
    Click here for maps of suggested walking paths for our 20 elementary schools with walk zones.
    Click here for maps of suggested walking paths for our 4 middle schools.

    TV Highway Paving Project - Minter Bridge Rd. to 331st Ave.

    ODOT, in partnership with the City of Hillsboro, will begin construction in April 2013 on a $14 million paving and utility project on TV Highway (OR 8) from Minter Bridge Road to SW 331st Avenue. This stretch includes 10th Avenue, Baseline Street and Oak Street through downtown Hillsboro. Work includes:

    • Grinding, reconstructing, paving and restriping TV Highway from Minter Bridge Road to SW 331st Avenue
    • Significantly upgrading the City’s water and stormwater systems. Portions of the City’s water and storm pipes will be entirely replaced in downtown Hillsboro
    • Improving more than 100 ADA ramps (accessible curb ramps)
    • Repairing the Dairy Creek Bridge
    • Improving signage
    TV Highway in this section is in poor condition and in need of repair and reconstruction. In addition, the City of Hillsboro is including major utility upgrades on TV Highway as part of the project. The City’s water mains buried under Oak Street and Baseline Street are at least 60 years old and predominately steel pipe. The joints between the steel pipes are aging and causing leaks. Approximately two miles of new waterlines will be installed on this project as part of the annual pipeline replacement program. The new mains and meters will ensure quality water service to hundreds of commercial, industrial and residential customers along TV Highway.

    By making all the improvements in one cohesive project, ODOT and the City of Hillsboro will save tax dollars and increase efficiency.

    Go to www.tvhwypaving.org for more information.

    U.S. 26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange Project

    The U.S. 26 Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange project will reduce congestion, improve safety and freight mobility, and increase economic development opportunities in the interchange area. Elements include:

    • Constructing a new westbound U.S. 26 to southbound Brookwood Parkway exit loop ramp
    • Reconstructing the westbound U.S. 26 entrance ramp
    • Installing an additional northbound travel lane on the Brookwood Parkway overcrossing and widening the structure to accommodate an additional future southbound lane over U.S. 26.
    • Extending the northbound right-turn lane from Brookwood Parkway to eastbound U.S. 26
    • Enhancing bicycle and pedestrian accommodations within the interchange area
    The project is nearing design completion. Construction is planned to begin in late 2013 and to be complete in 2015.

    For more information click here.

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