About DS Bus Lines

Our Story

Family Owned Business

We are a family-owned and operated employee shuttle & school bus contracting services company located in Shawnee, KS. Previously, under the name School Services and Leasing, Inc., we were one of the largest, privately-owned student transportation services in the US. We incorporated into the Kincaid Group, a collection of Kansas City-based businesses who pride themselves on being family-oriented.

New Name, Same Quality Service

Backed by Our Employees, Knowledge and Experience

Our name may have changed but our employees, knowledge, and experience hasn’t. We invest extensive time and resources into making sure our drivers, mechanics, and other employees are properly trained to provide the best, most reliable service possible as a school bus & shuttle contracting company.

Transporting Passengers Safely

Safety is Our Number one Priority

We strive to be the safest school bus & shuttle contracting company and our dedication to the task has paid off. We are able to provide a safe environment by training our drivers and mechanics extensively and only using state-of-the-art equipment that provides the most updated safety features currently available.

Meet Our Team

Don Kincaid Founder
Scott Kincaid President & Chief Executive Officer
Dale Bohn Vice President

Discover What
We Can Do For You

We’d be honored to have the opportunity to bid on your next school bus or employee shuttle contract. Please reach out to us today to learn how our experience, efficiency, and values can help benefit your school or business.


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“They invest into your community and your school district. They are truly a partner and not just a contractor.”

“DS Bus Lines came into the Beloit School District and turned a very negative transportation setup into an extremely positive system. The customer service that we now receive with our transportation is top notch.”

-Jeff Travis, Superintendent USD 273, Beloit


“DS Bus Lines are strong communicators, keeping us abreast of any challenges as well as providing easy access to their staff and leadership. We have received numerous compliments from parents and school staff on their responsiveness and customer service. Their performance has been second to none.”

“DS Bus Lines has been our student transportation provider since April 2020 when they took over our transportation services during the COVID-19 pandemic. While not scheduled to take over these services until July 1, 2020, DS Bus Lines was more than accommodating with our request to accelerate our transition to their services.”

-John Hutchison, CPA, SFO, Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations Olathe Public Schools


“The Shawnee Mission School District has contracted with DS Bus Lines, Inc. since June, 2017. During the term of the agreement, the district has benefitted from improved and consistent transportation services including routing for general education and Special Education students, communications, hiring, training/safety, management experience, and overall dependability.”

“Communication is strong between the district team and DS leadership. When needed, they have been consistently available and responsive at all hours of the day. In the event of a school, parent or patron concern, they have worked in a very customer-service oriented and conscientious manner to resolve any possible issues. They listen, they respond, and take necessary steps to act in a proactive manner to prevent future concerns.”

-Christy Ziegler, PhD, Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Support Services Shawnee Mission School District


“DS Bus Lines began its tenure in the Piper School District in June 2020 and we have been beyond satisfied with our transition. In just a few month’s short time, we have noticed exemplary improvements in service as compared to our previous vendor. As such, DS Bus Lines is a company in which we can proudly offer our whole­hearted stamp of approval.”

“DS Bus Lines is extremely dedicated to promoting a “family” atmosphere for not only their own employees, but also for their clients. They truly believe in taking care of people first; it is deeply rooted in their culture, mission, vision, and goals.”

-Jessica R. Dain, Ed. D, Superintendent of Schools Piper USD 203


“DS Bus Lines has been the transportation contractor for USD 273 – Beloit for the last three years. We have seen a drastic change for the positive in our transportation services since DS Bus Lines took over our transportation. With DS Bus Lines the service is about the students; getting them to and from the needed points of travel in a safe and efficient manner is their priority.”

-Jeff Travis, Superintendent, Beloit


“Last night one of our teachers had several issues with students being at the wrong place at the wrong time. She reported that the bus driver helped her get kids to the correct buses and even took a student home that was not on his route since all the other buses had been dismissed. I cannot tell you how much we appreciated his “top notch” customer service.”

-Hocker Grove Middle School