Joliet Public Schools District 86 safely transports nearly 5,000 students on almost 90 vehicles each day. General Education transportation services are provided by First Student, Inc., and both Pre-Kindergarten and Special Education transportation services are provided by Grand Prairie Transit, Inc.
Students residing more than 1.5 miles from the school of attendance qualify for transportation at no charge. Additionally, students residing along a hazardous route as declared by the Illinois Department of Transportation qualify for transportation services at no charge. The District also operates "pay-to-ride" service as space allows for students who would otherwise not qualify for transportation services. Bus assignments, routes, and stops are determined by the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Transportation Department.
FirstView® Real-Time GPS Bus Tracker - First Student Routes ONLY
The Transportation Department is pleased to announce the availability of FirstView® as a resource for families. FirstView® can be accessed via a mobile app or a computer, and allows families to receive transportation information for students in real time.
FirstView® allows families to see information about their student's bus route, any possible delays, and estimated times of arrival. Follow the steps found on the ParentView flyer to enroll for access. If you have difficulty setting up your profile, please contact the FirstView® Customer Service phone number at (888) 889-8920 between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
* Grand Prairie Transit, Inc. routes do not currently have a GPS tracking system option. If such a platform becomes available, the Transportation Department will notify families and the information will be posted on this webpage.