CSD Transportation Update

Route Adjustments as of August 10, 2019

Transportation Update

Thank you to the many parents who continue to have your children ride the bus with us. We appreciate the trust you have in us and our drivers and we are honored to bring your children to and from school every day. The additional bus ridership is making the start of school run more smoothly and is easing car traffic for our schools.


With so many new routes this year, it will take a few weeks for us to make all of the necessary adjustments to gain our peak efficiency. As we make these adjustments, your patience and support is greatly appreciated.


Bus Route Changes and Advisories:


Elementary Routes:

Expect adjusted route times for Talley Street Upper Elementary and Fifth Avenue Upper Elementary by Wednesday afternoon, August 14, 2019. That evening, please check the CSD transportation bus route page here: https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/596. These adjusted routes which will be effective Thursday morning, August 15, 2019.


High School and Middle School Routes:

Please expect a few delays on the following Renfroe/DHS routes: Routes 30, 32, 34, 40, 80, 92, 53. The adjusted routes will be posted by Wednesday afternoon, August 14, 2019. That evening, please check the CSD transportation bus route page here: https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/596. These adjusted routes which will be effective Thursday morning, August 15, 2019.


Construction Updates:

We have been informed that the paving will soon be completed on Chevelle Lane and East Pharr Road. Our plan is for all Elementary, Middle, and High School routes on Chevelle Lane and East Pharr Road to return to their original listed locations on Monday morning, August 12, 2019.

Temporary Route Change:
All Oakland Street stops will be temporarily located on Montgomery Street at the following locations. This change is effective immediately until all roadwork on Oakland Street is completed.

  • Montgomery St @ Ponce de Leon Place
  • Montgomery St @ Fairview St
  • Montgomery St @ Northern Ave

This temporary change affects the following routes: Clairemont: Route 52,
Talley/ECLC: Route 34, Renfroe/DHS AM: Route 53, Renfroe PM: Route 30.


Contacting Transportation:

If you have a rider who has not shown up where you expected or the bus appears to be delayed, please call your child's school as the first line of contact. The school will contact transportation to assist in finding the student.


If you cannot get through to the school, then please call Transportation Dispatch at 470-237-0368, when the message starts, press 1. If you have questions about a bus stop, please call that same number and again press 1.


Thank you again for your patience and support as we make the necessary adjustments to create the safest and most efficient transportation routes for our students.


Sincerely,

The Transportation Department of the City Schools of Decatur

City Schools of Decatur Transportation Department

Transportation Director
LoWanda Bowman-Brown
lbowman@csdecatur.net
470-237-0368 Ext. 7602

Transportation Office
Melita Jones
meljones@csdecatur.net
470-237-0368 Ext. 7601