Where’s the bus? Use Here Comes the Bus to find out.

Des Moines Public Schools is happy to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus®.

Here Comes the Bus allows you to view the real-time location of your child’s school bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer. With it, you will have the information you need to send your children to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to protect them from inclement weather or other issues, and know when their bus is heading back at the end of the school day.

Here Comes the Bus is free to use, and enables you to:

  • See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school
  • Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is near your stop, has been substituted, or when we have important information to relay

You can use Here Come the Bus in one of two ways. First, either download the mobile app by visiting the App Store or Google Play and searching for “Here Comes the Bus” (the app is available in English, Spanish and French). Second, simply visit www.herecomesthebus.com from your computer or tablet.

Once you have the app or web site open, follow the steps below to set up an account to track your child’s school bus:

  1. Click the “Sign Up” button
  2. Enter the code for DMPS – 87641 – and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  3. Complete the “User Profile” section, including setting up your password
  4. Under “My Students” click “Add,” and enter your child’s last name and student ID number

Once you confirm your information your account is set and you are ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus.

Should you have any questions, please contact the DMPS Transportation Office at 515-242-7887.


If you need to contact Here Comes the Bus customer support, please go to: www.help.herecomesthebus.com/en/support/home and click on “Contact Support.” You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • School District Name or 87641
  • Email address used for your Here Comes the Bus account
  • Your child’s first and last name, and student ID #
  • Description of the question

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions™, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by Des Moines Public Schools to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.