Wheels operates bus service dedicated to Middle and High Schools in Dublin and Pleasanton when in classroom instruction is taking place. Regular service is available during the school year with limited summer service. Routes 10R, 30R, 14, and 15 service certain schools in Livermore. Please refer to the routes below for regular school service.
Bus Riding Basics
New to riding Wheels and Rapid buses? Click below to see our Bus Riding Basics for some helpful tips to make the ride to and from school go more smoothly, as we return to full in-classroom instruction.
Wheels is once again offering its Try Transit to School promotion that enables Tri-Valley middle and high school students to ride free system wide. This special promotion offers unlimited rides on all regularly scheduled Wheels and Rapid bus routes from August 8 – Labor Day, September 5, including weekends. The purpose of the promotion is to introduce middle school and high school students to LAVTA’s bus services and see how efficient and easy it is to ride transit to and from school. The program also offers parents a safe, convenient and eco-friendly alternative for school transportation. The free rides are not limited to school trips. Students can also use this opportunity to ride transit to hang out with friends or for work, shopping and other activities. To take advantage of the promotion, students simply board a Wheels or Rapid bus and ride. No ticket or pass is required.
School Service Text Alerts
Our buses are sometimes delayed due to heavy traffic or road construction. To find out if your bus is delayed, sign up for text alerts to receive notification when your route is running more than five minutes late. Click here for full details and instructions on how to sign up (message and data rates may apply)
Student Transit Pass Program
The Alameda County Transportation Commission is continuing to fund a student transit pass program to support ridership to select middle and high schools in Alameda County. All students attending middle and high schools in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District are eligible to receive a free Clipper card good for unlimited rides on Wheels and Rapid buses during the 2022/23 school year. In addition, Pleasanton Unified School District and Dublin Unified School District middle and high school students who qualify financially are also eligible to receive a free Clipper card good for unlimited rides on Wheels and Rapid buses during the 2022/23 school year.
Our Class Pass Program offers free bus rides for up to 25 passengers (includes students, teachers and adult supervisors) for school related trips on regularly scheduled Wheels and Rapid bus routes. Teachers may request up to two class passes per school year. Please call Customer Service at (925) 455-7500 for more information or to schedule your class pass.
E. BART-Amador Valley HS-Granada HS-Transit Center
I think it should be the whole school
Maybe more kids would come to school everyday and on time
If you added stops at the actual schools it may be more helpful, or maybe setting up school routes just for students would get more parents on board. Sending my 12 yr old daughter to the main transit center where adults are commuting to work, then to walk by herself the rest of the way to school just doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
My daughter did a dry run taking the bus to Granada this week (the 10R). It’s supposed to arrive at 8:24, but was 3 minutes late. Zero chance of making it on time to class (5 minute walk from the stop to school, not to mention getting to the classroom). The bus should arrive no later than 8:20 to ensure it works for students and give a couple minute buffer for a late arrival.
My kid did it today and thought it was awesome!
How has yours kids experience been with this? Just looking for some feedback. Thank you in advance! 🙂
Can someone post this one nextdoor, I'm having trouble with my app
Jaime Gonzalez for donovan
You guys don’t seem to care and I’m being very serious! I’m not gonna say who told me but I’m now under the impression you clean your busses with dirty mop water and don’t Lysol your seats. I believe it too because the other day a bus stop smelled like straight up hard piss. Disgusting and unsanitary and I’m annoyed to have to deal with a dirty ass bus system to get to work. 🤢 and people in Livermore and Pleasanton practice social distancing just as much as San Franciscans… which is not much at all. Monkey pox covid yay! 🤮