About Us

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SCSTC Strategic Plan 2018-2021. Click here to find out more. 

Our Vision:

A world where a safe, efficient and reliable student transportation system promotes the success of the education system and supports the students it serves.

Our Mission:

By building partnerships that are focused on student safety, continuous improvement and quality of service, the SCSTC manages the system that transports eligible students to and from school safely, on time and ready to learn.

Our Values:

Safety
Nothing is more important to the SCSTC and our transportation partners than the safety of the students we serve. All of our investments of time, money and energy are focused on building systems that transport students to and from school safely, on time and ready to learn and grow.

Service
We recognize the important social and economic impact our services play in the school communities we serve. The SCSTC and our transportation partners serve all those who depend on us with respect, clear and responsive communication and an openness to finding solutions.

Sustainability
The investments made in student transportation services are significant and we steward these resources efficiently so that the SCSTC and our transportation partners can serve our community today and in the future.

Collaboration
A system that moves over 35,000 students to 150 schools over 63,000 km of road – daily – is complex. It is our responsibility and privilege to simplify all of those logistics into a seamless customer service experience and we do this in collaboration with our transportation partners, school boards, schools and communities.

Adaptability
We understand that the only constant is change and we will foster a culture that looks for creative ways to improve how we deliver services, communicate with one another and find greater system efficiencies.

About the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium:

The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) provides student transportation services within Simcoe County for the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB). The role of the SCSTC includes contracting bus and vehicle operators on behalf of the SCDSB and SMCDSB.

SCSTC History:

The two transportation departments of the SCDSB and the SMCDSB were combined as the SCSTC. In 2011, the SCSTC became an independent organization with its own staff and operations.

Fun Facts:

  • The SCSTC plans and co-ordinates the safe and efficient home-to-school transportation for more than 34,000 students.
  • SCSTC-contracted school vehicles travel about 61,000 km each day - that's equivalent to more than 1.5 times around the equator!
  • The SCSTC services 155 public and catholic schools in Simcoe County.
  • The SCSTC contracts more than 715 school vehicles to provide home-to-school transportation. These include full-size buses, busettes, minivans and physically disabled passenger vehicles (PDPV).
  • The SCSTC transports eligible students to and from school throughout Simcoe County - that's 4,859 square kilometres and includes the following four zones:
    • North Zone - Elmvale, Midland, Penetanguishene, Orillia and surrounding areas;
    • South Zone - Alliston, Beeton, Bradford, Cookstown, Tottenham and surrounding areas;
    • Central Zone - Barrie, Innisfil, Angus and surrounding areas;
    • West Zone - Collingwood, Stayner, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas.

What does the SCSTC do?
The SCSTC is a team of 11 staff who:

  • Plan and co-ordinate safe and efficient home-to-school transportation for all eligible students in Simcoe County, following the policies and procedures of our Member District School Boards and the SCSTC.
  • Contract School Vehicle Operators, on behalf of the public and Catholic school boards. These school bus operators include:
    • Campbell Bus Lines Ltd. - Huntsville
    • Parkview Transit Inc. - Bradford, Orillia and Midland
    • Sharp Bus Lines - Barrie, Bradford, Orillia and Midland
    • First Student - Barrie, Orillia and Midland
    • Sinton-Landmark - Alliston, Barrie and Collingwood
    • Switzer-Carty Transportation Inc. - Barrie and Bradford
  • Reviews school vehicle stops and routes for student safety.
  • Ensure School Vehicle Operators meet contracted and legislative requirements for safety and service.
  • Provide online services, including the ability to query transportation eligibility, as well as to view school vehicle delay notifications and school vehicle cancellation notifications.
  • Provide responses to transportation change requests and transportation inquiries.
  • Maintain secure and accurate home-to-school transportation data.
  • Offer school vehicle safety programs.