Transportation LogoPurpose Statement
The purpose of the Transportation Department is to provide a safe, reliable, well maintained, ecologically efficient, and effective transportation fleet and system for our students, faculty/staff, programs, and schools.

This is being accomplished by:

  • Developing internal capacity through bus driver training programs to expand routes and options for programs and schools.
  • The conversion of the district fleets to green technologies. 
  • The establishment of standards of care for our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Working with our community to establish new service practices to more effectively and reliably implement transportation routes.
  • Being highly responsive to all community and school requests.
  • Foster a community of kindness and care.
  • Ongoing professional development to meet or exceed our standards of care. 

Scope of Responsibility
All aspects of operations, logistics, and care of school bus transportation and the district service fleet of vehicles. 

VUSD Transportation at a Glance
The Transportation department is focused on the ongoing development of our team to support our team. A few fast facts about our services:

  • We average 11 General Education Routes and 33 Special Education Routes per-day.
  • We have over 120 vehicles.
  • Each year, district bus drivers log over half a million miles in student transportation - this is the equivalent of driving to the moon and back each year. 
Transportation Plan
In accordance with Education Code § 39800.1 and 41850.1, the Board of Education of the Vista Unified School District approved a transportation plan at their regularly scheduled meeting of March 9, 2023. You can review our transportation plan by clicking here

Team Profile

7 office staff and leadership team members, 47 drivers, 10 drivers' assistance, 5 mechanics

Join Our Team!
Now Hiring Bus Drivers, Transportation Assistants, and Bus Driver Trainees.
Click here to apply today! 

LEGACY SITE LINKS (During Construction of New Website)


Updated Administrative Regulation 3541-click here

Contact Us

Please contact us Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM. at 760.726.2170 ext. 92802.
Tracy Mangold
Director of Transportation
760.726.2170 ext. 92801   
        Elizabeth Naal-Clark
Staff Secretary II
760.726.2170 ext. 92802
Tina Cline
Operations Supervisor
760.726.2170 ext. 92802
  Jesus Casarez
Lead Vehicle Mechanic
760.726.2170 ext. 92808
Patricia Miller 
Dispatcher - Scheduler
760.726.2170 ext. 92806
  Judy Aquino 
Dispatcher - Trip Coordinator
760.726.2170 ext. 92805
Rafael Garibaldi
Driver Instructor
760.726.2170 ext. 92807
  Marcos Chavira 
Lead School Bus Driver
760.726.2170 ext. 92807
Emily Rosengarten
Lead School Bus Driver
760.726.2170 ext. 92807

Departmental Oversight

Shawn Loescher, Ed.D.
Chief Operations Officer
760.726.2170 ext. 92702     
       Danica Reed
Administrative Secretary I
760.726.2170 ext. 92702 

Last Updated On: May 23, 2023

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