Department Overview

  • School Buses

    The Transportation Department is responsible for arranging bus schedules and coordinating transportation for eligible Reading School District students. The department also handles transportation requests for student field trips and activities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: My child attends Reading School District. How do I know if he/she is eligible for bus transportation?
    A: Per state law, students in kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible for transportation if they live 1.5 miles from their school. Students in 7th through 12th grade are eligible if they live 2 miles from their school. 

    Q. My child attends a non-public school. How do I find out his/her current bus schedule? 
    A. You must contact your child’s school directly to obtain transportation information. Non-public school includes parochial schools within the City of Reading.

    Q. I am a teacher in the Reading School District. How do I request transportation for an approved student field trip? 
    A. You must submit a completed Transportation Request Form to the district Curriculum Office at least 4-6 weeks in advance of the field trip date via interoffice or e-mail.  Once the form is reviewed and approved, the Curriculum Office will send it to the Transportation Office, which will then request a price quote from the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU). The price quote and tentative bus schedule are then listed on the approved form. A copy of the approved form and price quote are given to the teacher for review. A copy is also given to the district Business Services Office to move forward with payment. Once the Business Services Office approves the request, the bus transportation is ordered and the teacher will receive a field trip confirmation. 


  • Reading School District
    Transportation Office 

Report an Issue

  • Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) provides transportation services for the Reading School District. To report an issue, contact the BCIU at 610-987-8550. You can also contact the principal at your child's school.

Become a Crossing Guard

  • The Reading Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Office is currently seeking Crossing Guards for various locations throughout the city. These positions are part-time and require serious commitment to be at the crossing guard post on each school day, before and after school hours as required. Crossing Guards follow the school calendar, work approximately 3 hours per day nd only work when school is in session. You must be 18 years of age at time of application, and you must obtain a Child Abuse clearance report before you are hired. To apply or if you have any questions, contact the city at 610-655-6294.