Bus Routes/Transportation

PavingMilling and paving work is continuing around town. This has impacted our school bus routes, as varying streets are closed. Here is a list of the streets affected. Those that are crossed out should have already been completed as of 9/6/23.

The bus company will try to work around these changes. Any questions about impacts or route changes, please contact First Student at 203-227-2887 or email hamden.transportation@hamden.org

Please visit this website for the paving map and additional information: https://www.hamden.com/197/Annual-Paving-Program

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at apanayotakis@hamden.com.


Who is eligible for bus transportation to and from school?

Hamden Public Schools follows the guidelines of the Connecticut State Department of Education which requires transportation be provided to any school-age resident attending a Hamden public, private or parochial school who resides an unreasonable distance from school. Transportation is provided at the following levels: 

  • Elementary school students (including Kindergarten) – who live more than 1 mile from school

  • Middle school students – who live more than 1.5 miles from school

  • High school students – who live more than 2 miles from school

*Stop times are approximate, therefore, students should be at the stop 10 minutes before the posted times to avoid missing the bus.  Bus stops locations and times are subject to change due to changing enrollment, weather and traffic conditions.  

~~ For questions regarding bus routes & emergencies ~~
contact First Student
(203) 288-2887 

~~For concerns about your child’s bus stop~~
Please email First Student at hamden.transportation

~~ For transportation questions & concerns ~~
contact Tiffany Mufti, First Student, 
(203) 407-2236 or tiffany.mufti@firstgroup.com

~~ For SPED Transportation ~~
contact Beth Uscilla, Hamden Special Education Transportation Assistant
(203) 407-2224 or buscilla@hamden.org