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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mid-Placer a school district?

No, Mid-Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency is a joint powers authority created by the school districts we serve. The member school districts are: Ackerman Elementary School District, Alta-Dutch Flat School District, Colfax Elementary School District, Loomis Union School District and Placer Union High School District. We are a separate entity from the schools we serve. However the state treats Mid-Placer as if it were a small school district.

Do you sell bus passes at the school sites?

No. Bus Passes can be purchased at the Agency office at 13121 Bill Francis Dr., Auburn, CA 95603 or by mail. All students must obtain a semester or annual bus pass with Mid-Placer.

Are one-way or casual rides available?

No. Effective with the 2009-2010 academic year only Semester or Annual bus passes are available.

How old is Mid-Placer Transportation?

The Agency was formed in 1979.

Do you accept faxed bus pass applications?
Not at this time. And we do not fax applications. To download an application to print, select Bus Passes on the navigation bar above. The Agency requires an original signature, so completed applications and a photo can be mailed or hand-carried to our office.
How big is Mid-Placer?
Mid-Placer serves 1100 students in Western Placer County. We do not provide transportation services to the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District. Our service area covers 1120 square miles, and includes more than 2400 miles of roadway.
What is a JPA?

A JPA is a Joint Powers Agreement. The California Government Code in Title I, Division 7, Chapter 5 Article I (sections 6500 et seq.), also known as the Joint Exercise of Power Act, authorized separate public agencies to form Joint Powers Agreements for any reason that will mutually benefit them. Joint Powers Agreements are utilized to provide municipalities common and shared police, fire or redevelopment services. School districts and municipalities often form Joint Powers Agreements for property, liability or worker's compensation insurance, such as School Insurance Group (SIG).

A JPA has all of the rights and responsibilities as the members that formed it and some of those are specifically noted in the Agreement or in the California Code of Regulations.