OPSBA is a member of the newly formed Student Transportation Advisory Group that will review the funding formula for student transportation, the consortia model and operations; and student transportation procurement. Our Association last commented on this issue in 2018 in our response to the previous government's New Vision for Student Transportation in Ontario discussion paper. An OPSBA internal survey at that time found that the top four service issues were: ride times, driver retention, funding, and school bus safety.
Many boards continue to overspend their transportation budgets to meet their own unique needs and have many components that are part of their local discussions.
This often includes: