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Covid 19 and School Bus Safety

As the Toronto School Boards prepare to return to school this September we wanted to highlight some of new protocols and procedures that will be in place on the school bus.

● Before every trip, bus drivers, students, parents and staff must self-assess for any COVID-19 symptoms. All students and drivers who experience symptoms must self-isolate […]

Transportation And Covid 19

With the onset of Covid-19, it seemed appropriate to outline how student transportation services deals with infectious diseases in the City of Toronto. After the SARS outbreak in 2004, all school bus operators were required to develop and keep updated on an annual basis a pandemic preparedness plan. These plans were to identify and address […]

Transportation Portal

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 […]

The School Bus – How a Bluebird Bus is Made

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 […]

Winter is Coming!!

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 […]

School Bus Safety Week

October brings beautiful fall colours and School Bus Safety Week.

 

This year School Bus Safety Week runs October 21 – 25, 2019.

 

We encourage all schools with buses to bring these timely reminders to their bus students during

School Bus Safety Week and throughout the  year.

 

Please remember:

 

Be on time at your bus stop (be 5 minutes early)

Wait safely […]

First Day of School

I don’t remember my first day of school but I can only imagine the excitement and the trepidation that I must have felt.  Standing there waiting for the school bus to show and then boarding that huge yellow vehicle filled with people I didn’t know and leaving my parents behind.  Thank goodness for my big […]

A Reminder About School Bus Safety

Good Information – It Starts with the Forms

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 […]

School Bus Yellow

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 […]