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Inclement Weather

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Snow days...it's about safety!

The Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium transports approximately 10,000 students on a daily basis.

Road conditions across the County can be markedly different.  We are continually challenged to communicate, in a timely manner, each bus route that is affected by poor weather.

Significant consideration has been given to the weather and the overall safety of the students.  The final decision to bus or not is usually made shortly after 5:30 a.m.

Prior to this time, weather warnings from Environment Canada, consultation with bus operators regarding "on the ground" weather conditions are factors that are all considered prior to making a formal decision to cancel. 

Notification is posted to the RCJTC website by 6:00 a.m. 

The decision to cancel a bus is made as early as possible so that parents have the information to make alternate arrangements.

When transportation to a school is cancelled, schools remain open to receive students.  If you choose to bring your child/children into school, you will be responsible for their transportation to and from school. 

Cancellation Process:

Once the decision to cancel has been made, it remains in effect for the entire day.  When a decision to cancel is made, it will generally apply to all school transportation routes in the individual area.

Student safety is our utmost concern.  As such, there may be times during the school year when it is necessary to cancel student transportation services due to bad weather (i.e. snow, freezing rain, floods, emergency road closures, etc.).

School Bus Cancellations and or Delay Announcements through...

RCJTC will provide information on bus cancellations and/or delays via:

  • Website (www.onthebus.ca)
  • Twitter (@RCJTC_Trans)
  • Facebook (RCJTC)
  • iTunes with iPhone App (verify with "RCJTC")
  • Google Play with Android App (verify with "RCJTC")
  • Email to parents who subscribe for notifications (confirmation email sent within 3min)

In a situation where school buses are cancelled schools remain open to students.