Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS IT?
The City’s new GOAL Line connects ten schools in northwest Detroit students can be picked up and dropped off at any school on the GOAL Line bus route in the morning or afternoon. So, if you live near one of the schools on the GOAL Line—and can make it to the bus stop in the morning—your child will have access to any one of the GOAL Line schools.
After school, students can also ride the bus to Northwest Activities Center (NWAC) for free after-school programs. Parents can pick up their children from NWAC, or children can ride the bus back to the GOAL Line school that is closest to their home.
HOW CAN I ENROLL?
The GOAL Line also offers students in the 10 GOAL Line schools transportation to free after school programming at the NWAC beginning September 24. Sign-ups for after school programming are managed by GOAL Line partner schools and space is subject to availability. For more information about after school program sign-ups and to see about available space, please contact your child’s GOAL Line school.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It’s completely free!
MY CHILD CURRENTLY RIDES A BUS TO SCHOOL. CAN THEY STILL CATCH THAT BUS?
Yes! The GOAL Line service is an additional option for kids and parents. It is not replacing any existing school bus system.
HOW WILL MY CHILD GET HOME AFTER THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING?
We’ll bus your student back to any one of the 10 GOAL Line schools closest to your home (or a different school, if that’s more convenient for you). You tell us the stop, and we’ll take your child there.
HOW DO I KNOW MY CHILD IS SAFE?
There will be monitors on each bus, in addition to the drivers, to ensure the safety of all onboard. Additionally, each student will have a swipe card that they will need to swipe when they get on and off of the bus. Parents will be able to receive a free text message every time their child swipes on and off the bus.
WHAT WILL MY STUDENT BE DOING AT THE ACTIVITIES CENTER?
Students will be able to participate in swimming, robotics, games, sports, arts and crafts, and other engaging activities.
WHAT AM I WAITING FOR?
We don’t know either. Get signed up today!