Pupil Transportation

Melody Best

Transportation Supervisor

P: 907.714.8834
F: 907.262.7165

First Student Route Change – Effective 1/3/2024

Impacted Schools

  • Sterling Elementary School
  • Soldotna Elementary School
  • Soldotna Montessori Charter School

Route 136 will no longer be servicing Soldotna Elementary/Soldotna Montessori

Route 110 will no longer be servicing Sterling Elementary School

Route 109 and Route 110 will be combined for Sterling Elementary School

Route 110 will be assuming Route 136 for Soldotna Elementary School/Soldotna Montessori

Click here to access the route sheets with the new stop times, please review them and find your child’s new stop time.

If you have any questions, please call:

First Student 907.262.4900 or
KPBSD Transportation Supervisor 907.714.8834

2022-2023 Apple Bus / First Student Route Changes/Updates – Effective 11/8/2022

Purpose of Route Changes – First Student is continuing to have success in hiring drivers and staff to fill open positions. This has allowed the KPBSD to reinstate 2 routes that were previously consolidated in the Central Peninsula area earlier this year.

Nikiski Northstar Elementary & Nikiski Middle / High School

Routes 118 and 119 back in service; all routes will return to their original schedules with new additions included for this area.


Route 127 will return to its original route covering VIP/Cannery Road area, and Tern/Walker area.

Route 123 will return to its original route covering Kalifornsky Road, this will also be the RCA transfer bus from KCHS and KMS.

Mountain View Elementary

Route 144 will return to being Route 127. Route times and stops will remain the same.

Redoubt Elementary

Route 139 will return to its original schedule.

Route 140 will return but will now be identified as Route 144. This bus route covers the Brentwood, Kobuk, Sohi Lane, Marydale, and So Kids Daycare.

New Route sheets are available below. Please look and verify route times. If you have any questions, please contact:

  • First Student: 907.262.4900
  • Melody Best, Transportation Supervisor: 907.714.8834

Route Sheets

2022-23 Apple Bus Route Changes and Updates – Effective 9/6/2022

Purpose of Route Changes – Route changes originated due to school bus driver shortage and District funding restrictions due to increased daily bus rate (adjusted by contract for inflation) and increased fuel costs. The changes reduce costs and maximize buses (student counts) while retaining as much service to areas as possible and keeping student ride times as short as possible. Updated stops times will be posted by the School District. The consolidation of these routes is a temporary solution that we hope to resolve by October 31st, 2022.

SOHI – Skyview Middle School – River City Academy

Change – Route 140 has been added to Route 134, the updated route is 134. Stop times have been changed.
Change – Route 134 stops (Khamsin St & Sirocco Dr, Matanuska St & Sirocco Dr, Jones Rd & Matanuska St, Harvey St & Jones Rd, and Cherry Cir & Jones Rd) have been moved to Route 136. Stop times have been changed.

Nikiski Middle/High School

Change – Route 119 has been added to Routes 114 and 118. Route 119 stops (Kenai Spur Hwy & Rounds Rd, Christy Ave & McGahan Dr, McGahan Dr & Myron Ave, and Christy Ave & Marhenke St) will be on Route 118, all other stops will be on Route 114. Stop times have been changed.

Redoubt Elementary School

Change – Route 140 has been added to Route 139, the updated route is 139. Stop times have been changed.

Nikiski North Star Elementary School

Change – Route 118 has been added to Route 116, the updated route is 116. Stop times have been changed.

Soldotna Elementary School

Change – Due to added stops on Routes 134 and 136 for their HS/Middle School runs, they will arrive approximately 10 minutes late to Soldotna Elementary in the afternoon. This will delay route 134 and 136 Soldotna Elementary drop off times by the same amount of time.

Find your bus route, time, and route number!

Online searchable directory: Apple Bus InfoFinder Bus Portal

KPBSD is delighted to be partnered with Apple Bus to provide transportation for our students, since August 2017.

Do you have questions about KPBSD bus transportation? Please call:

  • Central peninsula area (Kasilof, Kenai, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Soldotna, Sterling): 907.262.4900 
  • Southern peninsula area (Anchor Point, Homer area): 907.235.0124 
  • Seward area: 907.224.3559

Additional Transportation Resources

Do you have ideas or concerns for KPBSD Student Transportation? You have several options:

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