Management

School buses fill in for transit buses

Posted on January 7, 2009

OTTAWA — Students who normally use the transit system to get to school were given a more traditional ride today: the yellow school bus.

Due to a transit workers strike that would have left many children stranded, the local school boards began providing school bus service that replicates the transit system’s dedicated school routes.

The transit bus numbers that students normally look for were clearly posted on the yellow buses.

School board officials negotiated with the striking transit union to ensure that there would be no picketing at schools or bus stops.

At one local high school, more than a third of students normally use the transit system, OC Transpo.

 

Related Topics: transit/tripper service

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News

School Bus Driver Suspended After Bathroom Break to Keep Job

A New Jersey superintendent’s call to fire Gaye Kish for using her phone, having a friend board her bus, and taking a bathroom break during her route is rejected by the board of education. Kish cites a medical condition as the reason for taking the break.

Product

Convertible Seating Solution

Blue Bird Corp. and HSM’s convertible NextGen seat allows the customer to change the seat back frame to have three-point belts or child restraints without having to purchase new seats.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!