2022-23 WHMS Bus Pass Lottery (CLOSED)
UPDATE 5/16/22: The White Hill bus pass lottery is now closed. After registered families are awarded their routes we will open up the remaining bus passes for non-lottery families. The date is TBD.
Hidden Valley bus passes will go on sale on May 23 at 9:00 AM.
Ross Valley Charter will go on sale when the remaining White Hill passes are made available for purchase to non-lottery families. The date is TBD.
In 2022/23, we will continue the tradition and distribute yellow bus passes based on a lottery system. Families interested in acquiring a pass are encouraged to register for the upcoming lottery by submitting and online registration form between May 2 through May 13, 2022.
This form will give families the option to select the preferred AM or PM stop for each student in the household. Parents do not have to make a financial commitment to enter the lottery.
Immediately following completion of the request form, you will be emailed a random 2-letter code signifying your placement in the route selection process. Routes will be awarded based on your placement in the lottery and your selected preferred routes. Parents will receive an email with a link to purchase their awarded route and will be given 7 days to complete the purchase. Unpurchased passes will be made available to the next person on the priority list. This will occur by May 31, 2022. If you do not receive your awarded routes, you will be notified with options for purchasing a different route.
We look forward to transporting your student soon!
For more information, choose from the following:
Lottery Terms and Conditions:
- Submit only one form per family for the lottery. If multiple forms for the same student are completed, staff will select the results of the first entry only.
- Upon submission, each family will receive one randomized 2-letter code to signify their assigned placement on the pre-published priority list.
- Routes will be assigned based on a family’s placement on the priority list and on the availability of the preferred routes provided by the family.
- Siblings will be placed on the same route unless otherwise noted on the lottery signup sheet.
- Once awarded, families will be given 7 days to complete their purchase. Passes that remain unpurchased will be made available to the next person on the priority list.
- Passes cannot be given to another family and must be purchased for the student listed on the lottery signup sheet. All unauthorized purchases will be refunded minus a 5% processing fee.
How do I enter my student in the lottery?
Previous pass holders will be notified by Marin Transit and a link will be provided shortly before the lottery registration opens (May 2 through May 13, 2022). Staff at White Hill Middle School will also assist by forwarding Marin Transit communications to parents of prospective pass holders.
Do I need to complete a separate lottery registration form for each child in my family?
No, only one submission per family. Each lottery request form will include space for up to 3 students. If multiple forms have been submitted, Marin Transit will select the results of the first form only.
When can my family be entered in the lottery?
The lottery request form will be available from 9:00 AM on May 2, through May 13, 2022. Once the lottery window has closed, staff will email families with their awarded routes and provide a link to purchase the pass. All families will be communicated to by May 31 regardless of the award. Please be patient as we navigate through this process.
When will I be notified of the results of the lottery?
After the lottery submission window closes on May 13, Marin Transit will begin contacting parents who have been awarded their first route selection and give seven days to purchase that pass. If left unpurchased, after seven days the pass will be made available to the next person on the priority list.
When can I purchase my pass?
After receiving an email with a link to purchase your route, you will be given seven days to complete your purchase. If left unpurchased, the pass will be made available to the next person on the priority list.
What if I do not like my awarded route?
You are under no obligation to purchase a pass that is awarded to you. For those who are not awarded a route or are unsatisfied with the available route options, a request can be made to be put on a waitlist for a desired route. If a space becomes available and you are next on the list, Marin Transit staff will contact you with further instructions.
If I change my mind, can I give my awarded pass to another family?
No. Passes are reserved for 7 days to the family and student listed on the lottery request form. Any unauthorized purchases will be immediately refunded minus a 5% processing fee.
How do I learn more about bus stops and schedules?
2022-23 bus schedules are published here.
How do I learn more about pass price?
For the 2022/23 academic year, the one-way pass price $515 for each pass. Payments can be made in full or in 10 monthly installments. Payment options can be selected at checkout.