Contact Us:

  • Transportation Director:

    Mike Riggin
    928-668-5342
    mriggin@wusd9.org

    Office hours: 
    Monday - Friday
    6:00am - 4:00pm

Transportation Department Team

Our Transportation Team

Transportation

  • The 18 team member transportation department for Wickenburg Unified School District (WUSD) consists of a fleet of 18 buses and 15 cars, trucks, and vans. 

    It is the mission of the WUSD Transportation Department to transport students to and from school and school-sponsored events in a safe, dependable, and courteous manner. Our top priority is your child’s safety. Please follow these rules to ensure a safe ride to and from school.

    • Follow the bus driver’s directions the first time they are given. 
    • Stay seated while the bus is in motion.
    • Do not throw objects inside the bus or out the bus windows. 
    • Keep all body parts inside the bus. 
    • Keep the isles clear. 
    • Talk in a quiet, conversational tone. Do not use loud or vulgar language. 
    • Treat each other and your driver respectfully. 
    • Please do not push, shove, spit, or fight. 
    • Do not bring food, drink, animals, glass, skateboards, or large objects on the bus. 
    • Students must have written permission to exit the bus at a stop other than their assigned stop. 

    Students will receive an immediate suspension of bus privileges if they do any of the following:

    • Refuse to obey their driver
    • Fail to give their correct name when asked
    • Damage bus property, bus stops, or other student's possessions
    • Cause physical harm or threaten to harm other student
    • If everyone follows bus safety rules, we can assure safe transportation for all students. 

    Bus Stops:


    If you cannot locate the appropriate bus stop on the bus routes map on the left, please call the transportation department at (928) 668-5342 for assistance.

    Driver Qualifications:


    All of our skilled drivers possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a current CPR-First Aid certification. In addition, they must attend safety training on a regular basis, pass a physical from the Arizona Department of Transportation, have periodic drug screenings, and meet physical performance standards.

    Employment: 
    The transportation department continuously accepts applications from skilled drivers. Please refer to our Employment page to download and submit applications under the classified application - school bus driver position posted there.

    Equipment:
    Most WUSD buses are equipped with speed governing devices that control the top speed of our buses. If you believe you have seen a district bus exceeding the posted highway speed limit, please contact us at (928) 668-5342. Repositionable cameras are also installed on many of the district’s buses. Camera monitoring helps ensure the safety of our student passengers and our bus drivers. 

    Lost & Found:
    The bust driver collects items left on the bus daily, and he/she keeps items on the bus for a day or two to allow the students to reclaim their items. If students think they have left an item on the bus, have them check with the driver. After a few days the items are brought to the transportation office. If there is a way to identify the owner, we will contact the owner. You can also check with the transportation office at (928) 668-5342 to see if the item has been turned in there. If no owner is identified and the item goes unclaimed, the items we collect will be given to a local charity periodically throughout the year.

     

    Thank you for helping us keep our buses and our students safe!

    Mike Riggin