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Transportation

Everything You Need to Know about Transportation to City Charter High School

School districts provide transportation for students who live at least two miles but less than 10 miles from City Charter High School. The type of transportation is determined by the home school district. 

Every student is provided with transportation according to the rules set by their school district of residence. 
Parents who would like additional information on transportation must contact their school district of residence. 

Please be advised that City High does not purchase the bus passes for students. They are provided by the home district. CITY HIGH DOES NOT REPLACE LOST BUS PASSES.

For transportation questions, please contact Ms. Teri Dillon, Office Manager: dillon@cityhigh.org, 412.690.2489 ext. 180.

Student Transportation Managed By City High

City High manages the following district's Connect Cards, although it is the district's decision of whether monetary value, a weekly pass or a monthly pass is placed on the card. 

  • Pittsburgh Public**
  • Baldwin/Whitehall
  • Fox Chapel 
  • Penn Hills
  • Shaler 
  • Sto-Rox 


**Pittsburgh Public School District will not provide transportation to anyone living within a 2-mile radius of City High. Those students will be classified as a walker.

District-Provided Passes

The following school districts manage their own transportation.  Students who are residents of these districts will be given a bus pass by their districts, provided that they follow the district’s registration policy.City High cannot load or replace Connect Cards for the following districts.  A student MUST go to the district's main office to receive their card or have it replaced. 
  • Avonworth School District 

  • East Allegheny School District(District only provides a Connect Card for students within 10 miles – contact them for their policy) 

  • Keystone Oaks School District
    (District will mail the Connect Card to the parent) 

  • McKeesport School District(Parents pick up the bus Connect Card at the school district) 

  • North Hills School District(District will mail the Connect Card to the parent) 

  • Steel Valley School District 

  • West Mifflin School District(District will mail the Connect Card to the parent) 

  • Wilkinsburg School District(First Connect Card must be picked up at District office)

  • Woodland Hills School District(District will mail the Connect Card to the school) 

School Districts that decide transportation needs on an individual basis

These school districts decide on a per student basis how students will be transported to City High.  Parents/guardians of each student will need to contact the District directly to find out how they will transport the student.

  • Ambridge
  • Bethel Park
  • Brentwood
  • Chartiers Valley
  • Clairton City
  • Montour
  • New Kensington-Arnold
  • Northgate
  • Peters Township
  • Quaker Valley
  • Washington Area


School Districts that Do NOT Provide Transportation

  • Aliquippa School District 
  • Carlynton School District 
  • Cornell School District 
  • Duquesne School District 
  • Elizabeth Forward School District 
  • Gateway School District 
  • Hampton Township School District 
  • Mt. Lebanon School District
  • Plum School District 
Any district that is further than 10 miles from City Charter High School has the right to refuse transportation.

Port Authority ConnectCards

When school districts issue a Port Authority ConnectCard to students, it is the responsibility of the parent or student to verify the amount on the issued Connect Card.  

Districts are NOT required to load the ConnectCard with a monthly pass and may only load adequate funds for round trips to and from school. 

CITY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT ISSUE OR REPLACE BUS PASSES OR CONNECTCARDS. PARENTS MUST CONTACT THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISCUSS REPLACEMENT OF LOST OR STOLEN CARDS. (School districts may require a replacement cost for a lost Connect Card.)  

City High will provide ONE single trip Connect Card PER TRIMESTER to students who lose their monthly bus pass or Connect Card.  

Connect Card Fact Sheet

Internship and Field Trip Transportation

Students will often use public transportation to go on field-trips and to their internship site. If a student does not have district issued transportation, City Charter High School will provide a round- trip Connect Card for the activity