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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s bus service functions to safely transport students to and from school, and to provide a cost effective option for families desiring to use the services.

Bus Coverage

The OLMC buses cover one route around the Peninsula and one on the south of the James River Bridge, including areas in Suffolk.   A map showing the stops and times can be found by clicking on the following links:   

Bus 3 - Peninsula Bus Route 3 Morning Route

Bus 3 – Peninsula Bus Route 3 Afternoon Route

Bus 5 - Southside Bus Route 5 Route Morning Route

Bus 5 - Southside Bus Route 5 Route Afternoon Route

Fees and Service Hours for 2017-2018

Number of Riders                One Way                Two Ways

1 rider                              $150.00/month      $182.00/month

2 riders                             $177.50/month      $210.50/month

3+ riders                           $200.00/month      $235.00/month

Payment options include payment in full or monthly payments paid over ten months from August through May.

The OLMC Bus Company requires a 60 hour per year bingo requirement in addition to the fees paid for bus service. The minimum number of working bingo nights is one per month, not to exceed thirteen in a fiscal year. Bingo schedules are set by August. A $10/hour assessment will be billed to a school account if the obligation to fulfill the bingo requirement is not met.

Occasional Rider Policy and Procedures

In addition to annual daily bus service provided to Our Lady of Mount students, the bus service also offers transportation to and from school on an as needed basis. The following applies to the occasional rider:

• An occasional rider may utilize any Our Lady of Mount Carmel bus route, but can only be picked up or dropped off at existing stops. There are currently two bus routes on the Peninsula and one that crosses the James River. Maps showing the routes and stops are located above and include estimated times for each stop.

• Tickets may be purchased in the OLMC Business Office from Mrs. Kiser. The cost is $10 per one-way ride or $40 for five one-way rides. Cash or checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to the Mount Carmel Bus Company. Tickets are non-refundable and must be utilized in the same school year they were purchased. With your first purchase in any one school year, you will be required to fill out and sign the OLMC bus rider contract.

• Tickets must be completed in full and turned into the bus driver upon entering the bus. A student without a ticket or a ticket that is not filled out in full, will not be allowed to ride. Ticket information will include the rider's full name, parent's or guardian's full name and signature, emergency contact phone number for parent or guardian, date of ride, and drop off point.

If you are interested in using the Our Lady of Mount Carmel bus service, please fill out an interest form and return it to the Business Office. For more information, please contact Mrs. Kiser at 757-596-2754 , ext. 214.
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School   |   52 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601   |   Phone: 757-596-2754   |   Fax: 757-596-1570