About Us

Mission Statement:
Supporting student learning by providing safe and responsive student transportation in partnership with publicly funded schools, families, bus operators and community.

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.