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The North Colonie Transportation Department is dedicated to providing safe and reliable busing services to the families of our district. Our fleet of 80 school buses travel over 800,000 miles per year safely transporting students to and from school as well as athletic events and field trips throughout the area.

Our bus garage, located on the Shaker Campus is where the Transportation Office and Vehicle Maintenance facilities are located. All day, our bus garage is a hub of activity with buses and staff coming and going, even after school hours. If visiting the bus garage, please use extreme caution and watch for moving vehicles, however there is plenty of visitor parking in front of the office.

Closings & Delays | Employment | Non-Public School Information |Transportation Forms | Routing Information | Safety Information & FAQ

Delays and Closings

During inclement weather, the North Colonie School District may close or delay schools due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions. Not only will parents will be notified via email and ParentSquare, but the information will also be posted to the district homepage.

  • In the event of a closure, there will be no transportation provided, to any schools.
  • If there is a delay, there will not be any morning transportation to non-public and charter schools.

Learn more about our Weather Delays and Closing Procedures.


Learn more about jumpstarting your career with our Transportation Department on the Transportation Employment page.

Lost & Found

Visiting our Lost & Found? The bus garage can be a dangerous place, so we advise that you do not ride your bike here. Additionally, we ask all individuals to use caution if you have to visit the bus garage.

Transportation Forms

Routing Information

Specific information about routing is posted to the parent portal at the end of August. If you have questions about your child’s route, please call our office at 518-785-9486 x 1.

We ask that students arrive at their assigned bus stop at least five minutes prior to pick up time.

View the District Boundary Map.

Non-Public School Information

North Colonie provides transportation to students in our district who wish to attend private schools, within the guidelines indicated on our request form. Learn more about Non-Public School transportation.

FAQ & Bus Safety Information


Our team has prepared a list of frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please contact our office at (518) 785-9486 x 0.

Bus Safety Information

Follow directions the first time they are given, bus drivers are authorized to assign seats.

  • Do not distract the driver
  • Watch for the driver’s signals

Be considerate of others.

  • Be nice in words and actions
  • Help those smaller and younger
  • Use an indoor voice — Level 1 or 2
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself and inside the bus at all times

Sit properly at all times.

  • Take your seat quickly
  • Stay in your seat
  • Let others sit with you

Respect the environment.

  • Keep the bus clean
  • No eating or drinking

Board and exit the bus safely .

  • Be ready and waiting at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled time.
  • Be patient, don’t push and walk at all times
  • Be safe – allow others space

Transportation Office

Denise Towne
Director of Transportation
(518) 785-9486 x 3749

Claudine Beck
Assistant Director
(518) 785-9486 x 3743

Amanda Cutter
Assistant Director
(518) 785-9486 x 3747

Paul Bangaroo
Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
(518) 785-9486 x 3745

Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

445 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110