About Us 


Niagara Student Transportation Services (NSTS) is a consortium between the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) and the Niagara District Catholic School Board (NCDSB). The mandate of NSTS is to provide safe, efficient and effective transportation services to the students of DSBN and NCDSB.


busNSTS plans, administers and manages student transportation services through the application of policies and procedures, implementing sector leading practices and through strong contracting practices with school bus operators.


NSTS was formed in 2007 and key milestones in the development of NSTS include:

2007

   

NSTS was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization 

2008

   

Launched the 2008-09 school year for DSBN and NCDSB for the first time as a single entity 

2009

   

NSTS implemented harmonized school board policies, procedures and guidelines for student transportation eligibility and service. 

2010

   

NSTS achieved a Moderate-High rating in the Ministry of Education Effectiveness and Efficiency Review of transportation consortia. 

2011

   

NSTS implemented new transportation software that enhanced capabilities for more effective route planning and improved communication with external stakeholders. 

2012

   

NSTS achieved a High rating in the Ministry of Education Effectiveness and Efficiency Review of transportation consortia. 

2013

   

NSTS completed competitive procurement of school bus operators and equipped all school buses with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. 






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