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Standing Orders for Student Transportation

Standing Orders for Student Transportation

If your school-age child lives in and attends a school within Harbor Transit’s service area, they may be eligible for a Standing Order for rides to and/or from school.

Due to high demand and limited staff, Standing Order spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Standing Order forms for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted beginning on Monday, July 26th at 9:00am. Once all of the spaces have been reserved, you can be placed on a waiting list if you wish to be notified when a space becomes available.

Parents or guardians who have questions regarding their student’s Pick-Up and Drop-Off status, please do not call our dispatch office. Please email our team at dispatcher@harbortransit.org and you will receive a response. 

How to Create a Standing Order with Harbor Transit

Step 1:

Complete the Standing Order form

You can fill out the Standing Order form online, or download and print the Standing Order form. You can also pick up a paper copy of the form at Harbor Transit at 440 N Ferry Street in Grand Haven.

Step 2:

Submit Your Standing Order Form

If you completed your standing order form on our website, you will need to click the “Submit” button at the end of the form to submit the order.

If you completed a paper copy of the Standing Order form, you will need to drop it off at Harbor Transit at 440 N Ferry Street in Grand Haven during our service hours. Your form will be time stamped at the time of drop-off.

Step 3:

Receive a Notification

A Harbor Transit staff member will notify you that your Standing Order is confirmed. If there are no more spaces available to be reserved, a staff member will notify you and ask if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Please allow for 2 business days to process your standing order. 

Step 4:

Review our policies

Please review the no-show and cancellation policy to ensure that your Standing Order is not suspended or revoked.

FAQs

What if my Standing Order isn’t accepted due to limited reservations?

You will be notified if there are no more Standing Order spaces available to be reserved and given the option to be placed on the waiting list for school transportation.

Do I have to fill out a new Standing Order form for each school year?

Yes, even if none of the information on your form has changed, you will need to submit a NEW Standing Order form for each school year.

What if there are some days that my student won’t be riding with Harbor Transit?

If your student will not be riding the Harbor Transit bus, you will need to call us at 616-842-3200 to let us know at least 30 minutes before your student’s scheduled pick-up time. If you can let us know the day before, that’s even better! Please review the no-show/cancellation policy here.

Can the general public ride the same buses as students?

Yes. Because Harbor Transit is public transportation, there will be seats set aside for the general public on every bus transporting students.

Standing Order Online Form for Students

 

*Please review the below two documents before signing and submitting a standing order form

Standing Order Form Students
Student Passenger Name
Student Passenger Name
First
Last
Parent/Guardian Name Submitting This Standing Order
Parent/Guardian Name Submitting This Standing Order
First
Last
Student Passenger Address
Student Passenger Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Information

Check all the transportation services needed - Morning, Afternoon, or Both.
If Morning Pick-Up was selected, please enter the pick-up address below.
If Morning Pick-Up was selected, please enter the pick-up address below.
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
If Afternoon Drop-Off was selected, please enter the drop-off address below.
If Afternoon Drop-Off was selected, please enter the drop-off address below.
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Days
Harbor Transit will send a reminder call the evening before the scheduled pick up(s). It will give a pick up time at the emergency/primary phone number. Please specify phone number, to receive this call, if different than emergency/primary phone number.
By signing this form, the undersigned acknowledges that they have received Harbor Transit's Passenger Rules and Regulations and No-Show Policy.
Name
Name
First
Last