Ontario Supports Safe and Reliable Student Transportation

Published on May 12, 2021

This government is committed to ensuring student transportation is reliable and routes are protected for families in rural and urban communities across the province. 


To ensure safe and reliable transportation for students as they go-to and from school, this government will continue the School Bus Driver Retention Pilot Program (DRP) in the 2021-22 school year, which will continue supporting driver stabilization, retention, and recruitment.


It is estimated that this will benefit 18,000 drivers across Ontario who provide transportation to 830,000 students every day. The program is yet another way that this government is preparing for a safe start to in-person learning for the coming school year, while supporting hard working school bus drivers across Ontario. 


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