As part of its “right-now solutions” the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) offers a Regional School Commute Program, to make the trip to and from school easier for parents and students.
This arrangement is with participating schools around Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Hernando Counties, where students travel longer distances, such as magnet or fundamental schools. In places where busing isn’t viable or provided, carpooling to school can help. It reduces traffic around schools, saves money, and helps the environment!
Parents follow the same process as other commuters – they create an online profile and receive in return a match list of other parents at their school who live in their area. All information collected by TBARTA is confidential and securely stored. TBARTA also provides matching for those who want their students to walk or bike to school with other parents and students. Some people call this a “walking school bus” or “bike train.”
Learn more about TBARTA’s Regional School Commute Program. Check to see if your student’s school is already participating in the School Program. If it isn’t, talk to your school’s principal about joining!
Visit TBARTA’s School Commute Program website for more info.