How to Become a School Bus Driver
If you have an interest in working with children and youth, driving a school bus may be a great job for you! Approximately 18,000 school buses travel two million kilometers in Ontario every school day. Professional school bus drivers provide 300 million safe rides each school year. You could play an important role in student safety and transportation. Click here to learn more about becoming a school bus driver in Ontario.
If you have a commendation or complaint regarding a school bus or a school bus driver, please contact the school board and/or bus company directly in your area. Please be prepared to provide the date/time of the occurrence and the name of the school bus company as it appears on the side of the bus.
WELCOME TO OSBA
The Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) is a non-profit association providing advocacy, education and legislative consultation services to the owners of school bus fleets, school boards/transportation consortia and supplier/manufacturer companies across Ontario for over 60 years. We encourage related organizations to become members of OSBA, committed to professionally and reliably serving the needs of student transportation in Ontario. For any specific matters related to school bus routes, bus stops, etc., please contact your local school board or bus company as these types of service issues lie outside the role and mandate of OSBA. Become a member company!
OSBA Extends Condolences to Founding Member
It is with great sadness that OSBA advises Floyd Sinton passed away on Tues. March 17, 2015. Floyd was a pillar of the Ontario school bus industry and his home community of Simcoe County. With busing in his blood for over six decades, Floyd was recognized as one of the founding members of the Ontario School Bus Association and was awarded an Honourary Life Member. Floyd epitomized the school bus industry as a hardworking, well respected, enterprising businessman committed to student safety. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who cared for everyone who worked for Sinton Transportation, many who never worked for anyone else. Floyd gave back to his community in so many ways since he began working at age 16. When Floyd sold the company to Landmark Transportation in 2013, he said “we proudly gave all we could to the industry trying to improve it for our employees and the communities we served.” OSBA’s thoughts and prayers are with Floyd’s wife Barb and her family.
For tribute details: http://www.steckleygooderham.com/obituaries/Floyd-Sinton/
OSBA EFFORTS SUCCESSFUL - TORONTO RFP CANCELLED
The OSBA worked very hard over recent weeks to have the Toronto RFP for student transportation withdrawn. Our members raised many concerns with the document at the January 6th, 2015 operators meeting hosted by the Toronto Student Transportation Group (TSTG). With the assistance of Education Minister Liz Sandals, OSBA met with the Deputy Minister of Education, George Zegarac and Assistant Deputy Minister Gabe Sekaly on January 8th, 2015 and urged the Ministry to take action to direct transportation consortia to await the competitive procurement review the Government has initiated, headed by retired Justice Colin Campbell.
OSBA congratulates Toronto on its decision and we urge other consortia who have issued or are considering issuing RFP’s, to also await the Report of Mr. Campbell. We look forward to continuing to work with government and all Consortia to achieve a better process that ensures student safety, fair wages for professional drivers and value for tax payers.