Here Comes the Bus App                                           

    CMS families with children that ride a school bus are now able to use a free bus tracking system! Families can download the app and have access to real-time location of their child's bus on a map as well as scheduled and actual arrival times at their assigned stop and school.

    Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts to help get them to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

    Signing up is EASY! On your desktop computer, you can sign up at https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/. You will need the district code (73877) and your student's ID number (contact your child's school if you don't have it) to sign up. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

    Once activated, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you and the size of the notification radius around your bus stop.

    Helpful Tips:

    • You must have your child's unique student identification number to set up the app.  Due to privacy guidelines, Transportation staff will NOT be able to provide this number to you! If you need your student's identification number, you must contact the school.
    • When entering your child's last name on the "Here comes the Bus" app, make sure you spell it EXACTLY as it appears on your child's report cards, bus stop information, etc.  If you have a hyphen in the name, make sure you include it.  Only enter the first fourteen (14) characters of your child's last name.  For example, if your child's last name is GETON-THEBUSTODAY, you will enter GETON-THEBUSTO in the last name field.
    • The bus stop associated with your child for morning and afternoon bus service is the location you can draw the radius around; the app does not track afterschool, athletics, or any other transportation we provide.
    • Please note that no bus tracking service is 100% accurate; DO NOT assume the bus isn't coming just because the app didn't notify you! If in doubt about the arrival of a bus, please call the transportation area that supports your school.
    • Sometimes we make bus substitutions and this can affect the accuracy of the Here Comes the Bus App. When a bus substitution is made, the Here Comes The Bus app may not work.

    Need Help?


    Once you are logged into your account, the link to Here Comes The Bus support can be found by selecting Help.  Additional resources can be found there as well.

    Questions or concerns related to bus service? Email us at transportation@cms.k12.nc.us or give us a call at 980-343-6715.