Ensuring that your child arrives at school and returns home safely is a top priority of the school district. CSAT encourages families to inform the Transportation Office, located in the Family Support Center, immediately of any bus changes as it takes up to two weeks to process. Same day changes are not possible.
Yellow Bus Transportation
Student bus transportation for residents of the City of Buffalo is provided by First Student Transportation and routed through Buffalo Public Schools Transportation Department. Click here for information on how to track your child's First Student bus.
All students receiving yellow bus transportation are entitled to have only one (1) bus route assigned to them at any time. Students cannot be scheduled for more than one pick-up or drop-off location. Should a parent wish to alter their child(ren)’s pick-up and/or drop-off location, they will need to contact the CSAT Transportation Coordinator (Karen Gould, ext. 4118) and submit a transportation change which may take up to two weeks to take effect. Please plan accordingly and provide the school with advanced notice of any planned transportation changes. Confirmation of any transportation change(s) will be made via USPS mail directly from First Student to the home address on file. Transportation changes almost always become effective on Mondays.
How do I change my child's bussing?
Easy! The Family Support Center has all the required forms needed to update your child's change in route. Please make sure to bring proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.) if you have changed addresses. Changes to your child's transportation cannot be made without it!What if my child takes the NFTA metro bus?All concerns regarding the metro bus are handled in the High School Main Office. Contact Dianna Taylor with questions or concerns: 871-7400.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's yellow bus transportation, contact:Karen GouldTransportation Coordinator(716) 871-7400 ext. 4118
Any questions regarding missed bus stops, student belongings left on the school bus, late bus arrivals, etc. should be directed to the terminal that your child's bus is dispatched from. Please reference the terminal list below.
200’s – (716) 874-0544
300’s & 400’s – (716) 835-5410
500’s – (716) 826 -4771
600’s – (716) 896-1171
700’s, 800’s & 900’s – (716) 894-4778
Lackawanna, City of Tonawanda & North Tonawanda busses
24, 25, 56, 57 – (716) 832-4379
Note: Where your student’s District of Residence provides transportation, the District of Residence is responsible for the safety of your student and all students riding their school buses. The District of Residence has the right to regulate students’ conduct on the bus for the safety of all, via its Code of Conduct. Each CSAT student must familiarize himself/herself with the District of Residence’s Code of Conduct and comply with its requirements. Each District makes its Code of Conduct publicly available – usually on that District’s website. If you cannot find your District of Residence’s Code of Conduct, please call the Superintendent’s office of your District of Residence. The CSAT Code of Conduct is available here.