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Welcome to Transportation



In the ever-changing, fast-paced and hyper-sensitive world of transportation; Safety, Effectiveness and Efficiency, are the prime factors to the success of any organization. These three factors are necessary in facing the challenges of providing such services for our communities’ most important and vital commodity,  Our Children.


The Transportation staff of Oakdale Joint Unified is dedicated and determined to achieving and maintaining the highest forms of safety and service possible for the staff and students of the community of Oakdale and surrounding areas. Garnering such an achievement is by far, no easy feat. It requires a level of seriousness and concentration, in order to consistently provide services under the most challenging conditions. 


Therefore; the staff members of the transportation department of Oakdale Joint Unified, pledge to adhere to strict disciplines, rigorous and consistent training regiments and constant adherence to new and existing laws and regulations; in an effort to reject complacency. In the business of school pupil transportation, “there is no room for error.” The quest to continuously achieve the “Undefeated Season” [A complete school year with no school bus accidents], is not considered “a goal,” but more so; a mindset for the members of this department. Achieving a perfect season of providing service, is not viewed upon as a profound achievement, but more so, a demonstrative action for the much deserving Students, Staff and Community of Oakdale and surrounding areas……..Welcome to Oakdale Joint Unified School District.



October 20, 2021

This is a message from the Oakdale Jt. Unified School District Transportation Department.

In accordance with Education Code 39831.1 - 39831.5, all bus riders shall be given training with respect to emergency and loading/unloading procedures, etc. at least once each school year. 

 Next week, October 25 – 29, 2021, Oakdale Joint Unified School District will recognize its Transportation Department to complement National School Bus Safety Week, which is October 18 – 22, 2021. The Transportation staff will celebrate with a week-long list of training, safety exercises and activities. Part of the exercises/activities will be to provide training and educational support for all OJUSD home-to-school bus riders. 

During the week, drivers will provide training and education at all six (6), comprehensive school sites. The Transportation Department has created a video to help parents and students understand the importance of school bus safety, as well as training and education with regard to accident procedures; as is required by law. 

Please visit the Oakdale Joint Unified School District website under the Transportation section to watch the video, and review the laws and regulations which guide our Transportation Department and its members to provide the safest, most effective, and most efficient services possible for our students. 

 Please contact us at (209) 847-7003, with any questions. 

 Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Ralph Meza III

Director of Transportation 

Ralph Meza IIIEmail
Director of Transportation
1384 East F Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-7003
(209) 847-3539 fax

Kat SongerEmail
Driver Trainer

Cheryl ReinhardtEmail

Richard MeloEmail
Equipment Technician

Kyle LawrenceEmail
Equipment Technician