The Bridge bus will begin pick-up service for the 2022-2023 school year during the week of September 6, 2022 and will end the week of May 22, 2023. See schools and pick-up details below:
2:20 p.m. Summit Hill Jr. High (End of Bus Line)
3:15 p.m. Jerling Jr. High (Front of Bus Line)
2:30 p.m. Arbor Park Middle School (Door 15)
2:55 p.m. Central Middle School (Door 3 East Side)
In order to use this free service, students must sign up in advance and have a Bridge membership. Not a member? Complete a free Student Membership Application.
HOW TO SIGN-UP FOR PICK-UP
Click the green "Bus Sign-Up" button above. Use your student portal login credentials to choose the school and pick-up time and frequency (day, week, month). Parents of students that are signed up for bus pick-up will receive a text message at the beginning of their pick-up week to confirm student sign-up. Please note, 24 hour advance sign-up is MANDATORY for bus sign ups (due to strict school communication safety protocol.) Students must have “permission to transport” checked off on their student portal account to ride the bus.
HOW TO CANCEL PICK-UP
Once you have signed up online, your sign-up can only be altered by calling 708.532.0500 or responding to the weekly confirmation text message. Please be courteous to other student riders and give us a 24 hour advance notice if you have to cancel your ridership.
IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION
- Advanced bus sign-ups are required before students can take The Bridge bus from school to The Bridge.
- Parents/Guardians must pick up their teen from The Bridge Teen Center at the end of their program.
- If your student’s school is not in session or if there is a snow day, bus pick-up will NOT occur.
- The Bridge Teen Center will be closed to students during the week of November 28th for Break Week. No bus pick-up will take place during that week.
- If your student will not be on the bus on their scheduled pick-up day, Parents/Guardians must contact us in advance by calling 708.532.0500 or replying to the confirmation text message.
If you have questions, contact us at 708.532.0500 or email [email protected]
BUS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why has bus service been reduced since the COVID-19 pandemic?
At this time, due to lack of volunteer drivers and funding, free bus transportation will only be offered at the schools and days listed above. We hope service will be expanded next semester as we secure more volunteer drivers. Drivers do not require CDLs or special certificates to driver our bus. To become a volunteer driver, click here.
How do I add my student's school to The Bridge Teen Center bus pick-up list?
If we have the volunteer drivers available, we would love to expand weekly pick-up to more local schools. Again, this depends heavily on the support of our volunteer bus drivers. We encourage parents to contact their teen’s school administrators to request a partnership with The Bridge Teen Center’s after school bus program. When school administrators reach out to us requesting bus pick-up, it makes it easier to establish the relationship.
Can my teen attend Bridge programs on their pick-up day?
Absolutely! Students need to be signed up in advance. However, all students that take the afterschool bus will be automatically enrolled in the "hangout" program for that day.