There may be a variety of circumstances that cause a change to a bus stop location. There are legal requirements for a bus stop as provided in MCL 257.1855 such as stops being a minimum of 200 feet apart. Other factors include student ridership, route time, and visibility. Periodically changes in stop locations are necessary due to environmental changes (trees, signs, poles or other obstructions) that impede visibility or cause other compliance issues.
- Elementary (K-6) – 1/2 mile
- Secondary (7-12) – 3/4 mile
It is important to note that there may be cases where these distances are exceeded. Walking distances are measured along public streets and walkways using GIS map data within our routing software program. In some cases, live measurement is used to verify distances if there is a question. In such cases, measurement is done with a manual measuring device from the center of the driveway to the home using the shortest walking route to the bus stop location.