Transportation Facts

Lowndes County Schools' bus fleet ranges in age from 1993-2017 models. We have 120 buses in transit each morning and afternoon, and 35 buses are used as needed when other buses are being repaired. The Transportation Department is also responsible for support vehicles, and we have 65 in this fleet.

Total number of buses owned

155

Buses with air conditioning

90

Full-time employees

150 (120 drivers, 16 monitors, 4 full-time sub drivers, and 5 office staff members)

Substitute drivers

25

Regular education drivers

101

Special needs drivers

16

Special needs monitors

16

CPES drivers

3

number of field trips driven each year (approximate)

900

Approximate number of miles driven each day

7,500 (1.5 million per year)

Students transported daily

7,000

Gallons of diesel used yearly

255,000

Gallons of gas used yearly

30,000

Bus Routes on E-Link

Parents can find out what bus their children will ride using the e-Link program. Please click the icon below to access e-Link. [Directions for accessing e-Link- Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader].

Tyler's Versatrans e-Link

Transportation Department Staff

1064 Howell Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-245-2257
229-245-2259 Fax

Matt Deal
Director
Email Matt Deal

Austin Merriman
Assistant Director
Email Austin Merriman

Cheryl Banks
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
Email Cheryl Banks

Pat Young
Driver Trainer/Safety Coordinator
Email Pat Young