Pupil Transportation/Emergency Management

The Office of Pupil Transportation/Emergency Management is responsible for developing and implementing statewide policies, procedures, and plans related to all aspects of transporting students to and from public schools as provided by State and federal laws and the bylaws of the State Board of Education. The responsibilities also include providing technical assistance for training school bus drivers; coordinating activities with the Motor Vehicle Administration; researching and developing data concerning finance and legislation; and maintaining databases for school bus driver offenses related to drugs and alcohol, and school bus driver accidents.

The STARTS Task Force: Supporting Transportation In Its Support of Education
Student Transportation Aligned for Return to School, or STARTS Task Force, is a collaboration among the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPTS), and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to research, review, and report on matters relating to COVID-19 and student transportation.


FINAL REPORT

Please click the image and links below to download the final report and attachments.

2019 Maryland State Department of Education One Day Survey of School Bus Stop Arm Violators

Students walking away from school bus


Contact Information

Gabriel Rose, Director
Pupil Transportation/Emergency Management Office
Phone: 410-767-0209
Fax: 410-333-2232
Email: gabriel.rose1@maryland.gov

Patricia Askew, Staff Specialist
Pupil Transportation/Emergency Management Office
Phone: 410-767-0217
Fax: 410-333-2232
Email: patricia.askew@maryland.gov