Getting students to and from school in an environmentally sustainable way is one of the key missions for the Toronto Student Transportation Group. We are pleased to report that two of our school bus providers (Switzer-Carty Transportation and Wheelchair Accessible Transit) were recently awarded the opportunity to pilot electric school buses here in the City […]
The Toronto Transportation Group is pleased to introduce ‘BusPlanner’ as our new transportation management software. How does new software improve the transportation for our students? The BusPlanner software has been around for a few years but has really come in to its own recently. The software created by ‘Georef’ based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada has […]
The colour of that big yellow taxi is not mellow yellow;
it’s chrome yellow or school bus yellow
The paint was developed in 1939 when Frank Cyr, a professor at Columbia University assembled a conference of educators, paint experts, and school bus manufacturers. Among other significant achievements at the conference was the desire to select a colour that […]
Winter has arrived and with it inclement weather that may force the closure of schools and/or the cancellation of bus service. Staff in Transportation Services are on alert when snow storms are forecasted. Early in the morning Consortium transportation staff review if roads are passable, and the current and predicted temperatures & weather conditions across […]
The school bus has been for decades a safe and reliable means to get students to and from school. As technology evolves, so does the possibilities for leveraging this equipment on our school buses to make them even safer. The advancement of camera technology is now to a point where the resolution is of such […]
October brings beautiful fall colours and School Bus Safety Week.
This year School Bus Safety Week runs October 16 – 20, 2017.
We encourage all schools with buses to bring these timely reminders to their bus students during
School Bus Safety Week and throughout the year.
Be on time at your bus stop (be 5 minutes early)
Wait safely […]
The Transportation Portal is a new tool that the Transportation unit has provided to help parents access information about their child’s transportation. After registering for an account (by selecting the ‘parent’ link in the top right hand corner on the website) families are able to add their children to their account and information about their […]
Ever wonder how a school bus was made? The school bus is the safest mode of trans-portation used today to provide transportation for students to and from school. Unlike other vehicles on the road there are specific features built into the bus as a means to ensure the safety of passengers. This includes the high back […]
How do we get that student from your house onto that school bus? It starts with the transportation forms. Delivery of appropriate and timely school bus service depends on us receiving all the correct information.
If we do not have all information it will cause delays in providing transportation for a student. It may even be […]
It’s the dead of winter, its Monday…another school week begins. But it is a cold one, -15 Celsius, it snowed overnight and the wind is blowing, better bundle up the kids today. While you contemplate what to pack for their lunches and get them ready for the bus…. There has already been much going on […]