901 Mall Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide safe, efficient student transportation to and from school. The Pitt County Schools Transportation Department ranks 12th in North Carolina in the number of students transported to and from school each day. Daily, during the regular school term, approximately 218 school buses run each day transporting 12,000 students. Currently 40% of the school bus fleet will provide runs for two schools increasing efficiency.
Eighteen buses make special runs for exceptional children. These buses are equipped with two-way radio communications and have an adult monitor on board to assist in loading and unloading wheelchair bound students and others. In addition to those buses some contract transportation is provided for handicapped students and use is also made of the Pitt Area Transit System (PATS) for special needs students.
School buses are run outside of the regular 180 day school term for summer school and specially funded programs that meet the criteria for the use of school buses. Activity buses are also maintained for extra-curricular activities.
Bus routing is completed utilizing a computer database with a geocode based road network. The Transportation Information Management Systems (TIMS), which is utilized by school districts across North Carolina, is coordinated through Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University.