WPSD offers multiple bus routes designed to service each borough and school within the district.

The Transportation Office, located in the Administration Building at 100 Green Avenue in Lansdowne, develops, implements, and monitors the safe travel of students to and from school each day. The William Penn School District’s Bus Depot, located at 1 Water Street in Colwyn, PA, is serviced by First Student, Inc.



District Busing Regulations

Busing shall be provided to all district students as follows:

  • Distance Requirements by grade level:
    • Grades K – 6 living 1.5 miles from their assigned school
    • Grades 7 – 12 living 2.0 miles from their assigned school
  • Transportation is not provided for students under the mile marker limits.
  • The district is not responsible for transportation to schools located beyond the 10-mile radius of the William Penn School District.
  • With proper registration paperwork completed, the William Penn School District will provide public transportation tokens or passes to students attending schools within the 10-mile limit which are not serviced by district buses. Required Transportation Requests must be completed by the attending school and include a school calendar. Please forward all information via mail or fax to the Transportation Office for approval prior to the distribution of tokens or passes.



Bus Passes

  • Bus passes are issued at the beginning of each school year.
  • Students are required to carry their bus pass with them at all times.
  • Bus pass checks occur randomly. Transportation can be denied for a student without a pass.


First View

FirstView is a Live Tracking app that shows you the location and direction of your student’s bus, for both morning and afternoon trips. FirstView also provides caregivers with confirmation when the trip is complete. Please see below for additional information and how you can sign up your student.


Weather Emergency

The WPSD school closing number (467) applies to all students who use WPSD transportation. Therefore, all WPSD buses serving both public and non-public schools operate on the same schedule.

If there is a delay or closing for District schools, it also applies to the transportation for the non-public school students.

Important Information

First Student Bus Company
Bus Depot
1 Water St
Colwyn, PA 19023

Bus Depot Dispatch

Bus Depot Manager
Michael Powell

610-461-2586 Ext. 5112

610-284-8005 Ext. 1250 or 5105

Non-District School Transportation Requests

For students who live within the residual boundaries of the William Penn School District who attend private, parochial, or charter schools to request transportation services:

Transportation is provided for students who live in one of the (6) William Penn School District (WPSD) Boroughs: Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon, who attend a Charter, Private or Parochial School.

The following documents are required to be uploaded in order to register:

  • Birth Certificate or Guardianship Document
  • State Photo ID or Driver’s License of Parent/Guardian
  • A copy of the deed, lease, mortgage statement, Borough, Real-estate or School Tax Document to the property.
  • Two (2) additional forms of residency identification containing the parent’s/guardian’s name, address and the current date. The following forms of residency identification will be accepted:
    • Utility Bills (e.g., PECO, cable company, Aqua)
    • Bank Statement
    • Pay stub
    • Vehicle Insurance/Registration
    • current and valid Assistance or SSI Document

You must have all the required items to register. Exceptions will not be made. 

All non-district transportation requests must be completed through the portal.