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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Be on time at your bus stop (be 5 minutes early)
Wait safely […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]