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.
KCHS & KMS
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.
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
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:
- Offer your suggestion or concern online via this direct link which will be routed to the KPBSD transportation department
- Call the KPBSD transportation supervisor at 907.714.8834
- Email your thoughts (include your full name, child’s name, and school your child attends) to Transportation@KPBSD.org
- Download this KPBSD Transportation comment form, complete it, and then mail, fax, or deliver it in person to: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Student Transportation, 148 N. Binkley, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. Fax: 907.262.7165
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