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Transportation

Pingry students travel to our campuses from nearly 100 different towns, and approximately 25 percent of our students get to and from our campuses by bus every day. We evaluate our routes each year based on current enrollment to ensure that we are serving as many students as possible in the most convenient, efficient way.

We recommend that all families fill out the Application for Private School Transportation (Also known as the B6T), to accommodate transportation circumstances that may change midyear on short notice.

Currently we offer three busing options:

1. GROUP-STOP ROUTES, INCLUDING THE INTERCAMPUS SHUTTLE (2023-24) 

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN, REGISTRATION WILL NOT BECOME BINDING UNTIL AUGUST 25.

 

Routes Serving the Short Hills Campus:

Routes Serving the Basking Ridge Campus

Families who use a Pingry group stop route may still be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment from their local school district by filing a B6T form. Pingry contributes to transportation costs for families who receive need-based financial aid.

2. PARENT-RUN ROUTES

Pingry is supportive of parent-run, door-to-door busing and will gladly partner on any such parent-run route that intends to contract with our preferred busing partner, Kensington Bus Company.

Summit Co-Op:

Cost
Costs for parent-run busing varies. Families who use a parent-run route may still be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment from their local school district by filing a B6T form

For information about each parent-run bus route, please contact the co-op directly using the email link above or email Bill Tharp, Pingry Operations Officer for Transportation Coordination.

3. DISTRICT-RUN ROUTES

Based upon demand, students may be bused by their local district. Pursuant to the laws governing student transportation in New Jersey, parents requesting local bus service must complete the (B6T) Application for Private School Transportation, which, for returning families, is due to Pingry in March prior to each upcoming school year. Even if you are not interested in busing, we recommend that you still complete a B6T form as you may be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment. Below are the routes that served Pingry families last year:

Union County Educational Services Commission

Cost
District-run busing is a tax-subsidized service offered to families. Note that Pingry can make no representations about the quality of service. Ridership on a district-run bus is offered in place of an Aid in Lieu payment, but both options require the submission of a B6T form.

To learn whether or not your district is running a route, you must contact your district's board of education. This information is generally not available until late July.

Prospective families should contact admissions for more information.

Current families should
contact the TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR listed below for more information:

Bill Tharp
Operations Officer for Transportation Coordination

wtharp@pingry.org

For questions related to financial aid, contact:

financialaid@pingry.org
 

While we do our best to accommodate all families, busing is not a guarantee, and bus routes change from year to year based on enrollment and demand.