Transportation

The Ashtabula county Board of DD provides transportation services to individuals enrolled in the County Board program in a safe and efficient manner in the most normalized mode possible for each individual.
Our Transportation Department’s goal is to provide safe, reliable and efficient service throughout Ashtabula County for students and adults.

Facts About Our Fleet

Our buses travel approximately 1500 miles every day and 345,000 miles each year, throughout all kinds of weather and traffic situations. Our vehicles average about 8.0 miles per gallon using 43,125 gallons of fuel each year. Each vehicle must pass the annual inspection required and performed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The fleet is maintained by our mechanics, in our three bay garage. During the development of the Individual’s Annual Plan, specialized equipment may be utilized such as; seatbelt, bus vest, car seat, or wheelchair.

Vehicle Route

Routes are driven in the order specified by the Director of Transportation. The routes are determined to be the most efficient for pick up and drop off of the riders. All drivers must have valid CDL license, and meet all specified requirements.

School Bus Danger Zone

Know the Danger Zones
• Every child must know the DANGER ZONES around the school bus.
• Children should never enter the DANGER ZONE unless the driver has given them permission.
• If a child can touch the bus, he or she is too close.
• If a child must cross the street, know all the rules to cross safely.
• The 10 Giant Step rule is a good measurement for children to identify the DANGER ZONE around the school bus, particularly when crossing in front of the bus.
• When near a bus, the children must have the attention of the school bus driver.
• Children should never play around or near school bus vehicles.• When leaving the bus, children must walk directly home.
• When leaving the bus, children must walk directly home.

The DANGER ZONE is the area on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children should stay ten feet away from the bus (or as far away as they can) and never go behind the bus. Take 5 giant steps in front of the bus before crossing so they can be seen by the driver.