• Bus Region V transportation services are provided to 65 school districts in Eastern Washington, including all 59 districts within NEWESD 101. Duties and responsibilities are as follows:
    • Assist districts with route surveys & schedule route evaluations upon request. 
    • Provide transportation information regarding persons with disabilities.
    • Advise districts on rules and regulations & assist with transportation policies.
    • Provide information regarding driver training.
    • Review district reports and submissions to OSPI.
    • Develop school bus specifications & review school bus purchases.
    • Review bus inspection reports, calculate compliance, and send evaluations to districts.
    • Advise districts regarding appropriate inventory systems & controls.
    • Assist OSPI in development of the maintenance and administration manuals for statewide district use.
    • Administer state data collection for transportation funding.
    • Act as liaison in development of cooperative programs. 
    • Assist districts with transportation budgeting.  
    • Assist state transportation directors in areas such as development of state reporting and bus driver training. 
                          Buses Contact:

                          Chris Jose, Regional Transportation Coordinator, Region 5
                          (509) 789-3558,

                        Last Modified on August 29, 2016