Pupil Transportation and Emergency Management

The Office of Pupil Transportation and 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.

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Contact:

Gabriel Rose

Director, Pupil Transportation and Emergency Management Office

Office: 410-767-0209
Fax: 443-681-1026
gabriel.rose1@maryland.gov

Patricia Askew
Staff Specialist, Pupil Transportation and Emergency Management Office
Office: 410-767-0217
Fax: 443-681-1026
patricia.askew@maryland.gov