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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 […]

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 […]

Inclement Weather

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 […]

There is Something Going on in the Dark

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 […]

Active Transportation A Success Story; Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School located at 444 Sherbourne St in Toronto is a ‘poster child’ for active transportation. Past decisions provided school bus service for students who lived no more than 5 minutes away from the school. When the opportunity to participate in Green Community Canada’s (GGC) active transporta-tion pilot the school jumped […]

School Bus Safety Week

October brings beautiful fall colours and School Bus Safety Week.

 

This year School Bus Safety Week runs October 17 – 21, 2016.

 

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 […]

School Bus Loading Zones

An important area designated by law for a school bus to load and unload student passengers on a roadway or within a school driveway.

 

 

The “LOADING ZONE” is delineated by white regulatory signs that set the limits of the bus zone area that a school-bus stops within.  The driver of a school-bus must stop the bus […]

SCHOOL BUS PREPARATIONS FOR WINTER

While we escaped December with some mild weather, January has brought the winter we are more accustomed to.  The list below identifies common practices undertaken by the school  bus carriers to prepare for inclement weather:

 

1) Provide extension cords to drivers to plug in the buses to keep batteries warm.

2) Plug in buses in the yard if outdoor […]

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