Tools for accessing your child’s school bus information:
*NOTICE: For the 2021-22 School Year, we are using a new routing platform for transportation, see below:
The transportation department is using a new routing platform called EZRouting. Please click this link to set up your parent portal.
Please use the email for the primary contact on your child’s Skyward account as your login ID to allow the system to link you automatically.
- As a security precaution, EZRouting will confirm the contact information before allowing you to set up your parent portal.
- If you don’t have an email on your Skyward account, please use the primary contact phone number as your login id.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a parent portal?
The parent portal is your access into your student transportation account. By creating an account, you will be able to login and view your students planned routing details. This information will be populated when details are finalized.
Will a physical letter be sent confirming my student’s bus routing information?
Letters will not be mailed. An email with bus routing information will come from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You might have to check your spam folder. See below for more information.
How do I find my student’s routing information?
There will be 2 ways for you to get your student’s bus route information.
1 - An email will be sent to the primary guardian email address when the information is finalized.
2- Log into your parent portal and view your student’s bus route information.
The parent portal will be populated when routing details are finalized.
Does this change Here Comes the Bus?
No, Here Comes the Bus will function the same.
I changed schools or moved, I have a new email address - can I update any of my information in EZRouting?
- No, please contact your student’s school so they can confirm your details.
- If a student is supposed to be a bus rider but did not receive an email:
Check SPAM folder for email from “email@example.com”
If still no email, contact the child's school. (Child’s school needs to confirm address / enrollment). Do not contact Transportation Directly
Can the Secondary Guardian use EZRouting?
Yes, as long as the Secondary Guardian uses the email address that is in Skyward, they can use that email address to access EZ Routing.
Bus route information
Welcome to Penn-Harris-Madison’s Transportation Services! Our department is committed to supporting your child's education. We provide excellent customer service by providing safe and reliable transportation to and from school.
We invite our families to watch the video above with their children to remind them of school bus safety rules. We want to keep all our students safe throughout the school year!
The Transportation Department is located at 3205 N. Home Street, Mishawaka, 46545. Our main phone line is (574) 258-9565, and our fax number is (574) 254-1561. We are here to help you … feel free to contact us at any time!
- Judith Dahlstrom, Director of Transportation
- Robin Tharp, Asst. Director of Transportation
- Brandon Tugmon, Asst. Director of Transportation
Please view the interactive P-H-M boundary map below. The school zones are marked and you can zoom in for a street view.
You can also click here to see theto verify which school serves your neighborhood.
*Please call Transportation at (574) 258-9565 to confirm your Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. residency.
*Here Comes The Bus (HCTB) app is currently experiencing issues with correct vehicle locations. Synovia are working to correct the issue for P-H-M families. At this time you may see incorrect vehicle location information within the app and may not receive the notification of the vehicle’s arrival.
Please have your student to their assigned stop 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled stop time in order to ensure they are able to board the bus.
Synovia, the parent company of HCTB app, believes we have an understanding of the issue and we are working quickly towards a resolution. We know you rely on HCTB and the information being correct and we want you to know that this is a priority for Penn Harris and Synovia to fix this issue for our families.
We will continue to update you as updates are available. Thank you for your support and patience.
Avoid your child standing at the bus stop in the rain or and snow by tracking your child’s bus in REAL TIME! With GPS tracking, you can track your child’s bus LIVE letting you also know exactly what time your child is dropped off. Follow the steps to create your account today! You can use Here Comes the Bus on your desktop, laptop or tablet. Make sure to also download the app and use it on your smart phone.
Safety is our top priority!
The safe transportation of students to and from school is a shared responsibility between the Transportation Department, the bus operator, the parents, and the students. We are committed to providing safe vehicles and qualified drivers, along with school bus safety education to students and parents.
School bus safety also depends on student behavior. We encourage parents to take time to review these important safety tips and guidelines with their children. With your support and cooperation the Transportation Department can ensure a safe and enjoyable year for all bus riders.
Did you know? Indiana State Police conducts annual inspections of all districts’ school buses before the start of each school year to ensure they meet operational and safety standards and are ready for service!