Pupil Transportation

Pupil Transportation is a division of the Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. The Pupil Transportation program was created in May of 2000 through a contract with the Nebraska Department of Education to provide services regarding Nebraska Department of Education's administrative rule code.


Elimination of School Bus Permits - Effective 01/01/2019 



 Database Guide for Schools 
Database Guide for Drivers  


Rule 91
Driver Qualifications and Operational Procedures for Pupil Transportation Vehicles
(Effective Date 09/26/2012; Implementation Date 11/26/2012)

Rule 92

Regulations Governing the Minimum Equipment Standards and Safety Inspection Criteria for Pupil Transportation Vehicles
(Effective Date 09/26/2012; Implementation Date 11/26/2012)

Materials for Level I & II Course:

Pupil Transportation Guide

To register for a Level I or II course, please access the new database.

A list of classes & locations available can be found below, under "+ Level I" and "+ Level II".

Other Resources:

Page of Pupil Transportation Acronyms

DMV School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection Video

Bus Permit Resources
is a resource page concerning the process of getting a Bus Permit as well as some FAQs of the DMV, Department of Education, and the Nebraska Safety Center.

2016 Reminders for School Administrators from the Department of Education

Weather Notice:

In the event of weather related cancellations - an email will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form and we will attempt to place phone calls to both the employer and student phone numbers. If you are concerned about weather conditions in your area - please contact the Nebraska Safety Center at (308) 865-1550 or email bus@unk.edu for more information.


Effective July 8, 2015, there will be changes to the testing and issuance of Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs). More information is available on the DMV website or you may call (402) 471-3861. 

Level Certification Expiration Dates:

Schools are required to have on file the Level expiration dates of each of their drivers. The Nebraska Safety Center is able to provide that information for you. Click here for information on how to obtain each driver's Level Training and DOT physical dates on the driving record.