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BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE EXPECTED TO CAUSE DELAYS FOR SOME STUDENTS AT BOTH THE RCDSB AND THE RCCDSB

 January 04, 2021 6:00AM – The Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium (RCJTC) and the local school bus operators share a common goal of ensuring that students at the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) and Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) arrive at school safely, on time and ready to learn.  This week as we geared up for the start of the school year it became apparent that we would not have enough drivers to meet our goal. 

Due to a bus driver shortage for the 2020-2021 school year, the RCJTC would like to notify parents/guardians that 1 bus route will be affected this school year for students at both the RCCDSB and the RCCDSB.

Communitie Affected: Barry’s Bay (1 route)  for a total of 1 route without a driver. We will be sending further communications to families affected as we have more information.

Parents/guardians can expect to receive a notification via email from the RCJTC later today if their child’s bus route will be affected. You can also log onto our parent portal at any point and time to find your child’s busing information.  As well as viewing our web page or following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Our current solution to combat the driver shortage may include doubling up on routes, meaning some pick-up and drop-off delays for students would apply (arriving to school later, and being dropped-off later by up to an hour).

We will continue to work with the local school bus operators as we strive to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation for Renfrew County students to and from school. 

For the schools affected please see the detailed list below, thanks for your patience and understanding;

  1. Barry’s Bay (1 route);
    1. 136M, MVD/ SHR/ JBB

Musclow Bus Lines (613) 334-7624,

 -for a total of 1 route without a driver as of 6:00AM JAN042021. More details to follow if required as this develops.  If you have specific questions as always please contact your router for assistance as they will be happy to help, email them at trans@onthebus.ca.

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