Transportation News

2022-2023 EWSD Transportation

  • All students are required to be signed up by families in order to use District-provided bus routes. The link is below. No registration is required for use of GMT’s public transit system. The transportation department staff will email families with the route, stop, and time details when students have been added to a bus route. Students who are signed up before August 12 will be guaranteed to be assigned to a bus route for the first day of school. Sign-ups occurring later in the school year are added to routes in the order they are received. Families may add or change student transportation sign-ups at any time during the year using the same form. Every effort will be made to finalize transportation and communicate with families in a timely manner based on the demands of the department.


  • Eligibility

  • Essex High School / Center for Technology Essex student information

  • Kindergarten & First Grade Student Information

  • How to Ride

Bus Safety Reminder

  • Bus Safety Reminder

    The Essex Westford School District takes safety seriously - especially when it comes to riding the bus, walking, biking, or driving to school. Please remember the safe areas for entering and exiting the bus, and always look before you cross the road. Please review the graphic below for the safe walking areas.

    Bus Safety Graphic


    If you have any additional questions, please contact the EWSD Transportation Department directly at 802-857-7077 or


    • To schedule your child on General Service buses, complete the survey linked to the center of this page.
    • To schedule Specialized Service transportation, please contact your child’s Case Manager.

    For assistance, please contact:

    • Bus more than 15 minutes late
    • Emergency Contact
    • Lost & found

    EWSD Transportation (all buses)
    Phone: (802) 857-7077
    STA/Mountain Transit Essex Garage 
    (Generalized Service buses only)
    Phone: (802) 662-4544

    • Generalized Service bus questions
    • Compliments or Concerns

    Jamie Smith, EWSD Director of Transportation
    Phone: (802) 857-7037

    • Specialized Service questions

    Mike Frisbie, EWSD Transportation Dispatcher
    Phone: (802) 857-7077

    • Billing questions

    Heidi Evans, EWSD Transportation Admin Assistant
    Phone: 857-7065