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Our Mission


The NISD Transportation Department Mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.

Transportation Director Rafael Salazar
Assistant Transportation Director John Ramirez
Transportation Administrator Harrison Thrist
Training Coordinator Stevea Smith
Routing Manager Monica Delgado
Staffing Specialist Priscilla Kiteculo
Vehicle Maintenance Manager Xavier Quintero
Transportation Technology Manager Jorge Guerra
Safety Specialist Britney McCartney

Our Stations

Transportation stations

  Address Phone Bus code

McClung Station (west)

Station Manager
Edwin Bermudez
Assistant Station Managers
Susanna Carrasco
14173 Old FM 471
Map & Directions
(210) 398-1550 W

Culebra Station

Station Manager
Daniel Gonzalez
Assistant Station Managers
Brenda Simpson
Eva Quintanilla
7001 Culebra Rd., Building 5
Map & Directions
(210) 397-0275 C

North Station

Station Manager
Grace Langford
Assistant Station Managers
Thomas Mariano
Bertie Potter
6323 W. Hausman Rd
Map & Directions
(210) 397-0850 N

Rhodes Station

Station Manager
Lisa Wormsley
Assistant Station Managers
Pam Canales
Paulette Ramirez
12005 Leslie Rd.
Map & Directions
(210) 397-0900 R

South Station

Station Manager
Shellie   Lucas
Assistant Station Managers
Addie Delgado
Eva Serna
435 Hunt Lane
Map & Directions
(210) 397-0250 S

Our Staff

Our department employs more than 1,000 employees that transport over 67,000 students daily. Bus drivers and assistants are highly trained to meet the needs of our students.

BD - Bus Driver // A - Assistant

  • BD/A - Must complete fingerprinting, background criminal and motor vehicle record checks
  • BD - Must pass pre-employment and annual physical examinations and drug tests.
  • A - One-time physical examination
  • BD - CDL Training / License
  • BD - Texas Bus Certified Region 20
  • BD/A - Policy and Procedures Training
  • BD/A - Student Mgmt Training
  • BD/A - Certified in CPR, First Aid, AED Training
  • BD/A - Special Needs /Evac Training, Lift Bus Procedures classes
  • BD/A - Non Violent Crisis Intervention

Our Fleet

Each day more than 900 school buses and other vehicles are utilized to meet the needs of NISD. The Northside Transportation Department operates the fourth largest school bus fleet in Texas.

The Transportation Department utilizes a three tier system that consists of staggered start and dismissal times at each elementary, middle and high school campus. This process is utilized to accommodate the maximum number of students possible per bus.

Northside utilizes over 890 buses which are fueled by diesel, propane and unleaded gasoline. (Some buses run both propane and unleaded gasoline) This diverse bus fleet creates a structure that mitigates possible national fuel supply changes.

  • 55% propane
    Using propane as a cleaner-burning fuel has significantly reduced bus maintenance costs. We have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy with a Clean Cities National Partner Award.
  • 35% diesel
    Our diesel buses use new “low sulfur” or “green” diesel fuels that comply with Federal Clean Air Standards.
  • 10% bi-fuel
    These buses have two tanks onboard—one for propane and one for unleaded gasoline.

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Safety zones