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.
NSTS 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:
NSTS was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization
Launched the 2008-09 school year for DSBN and NCDSB for the first time as a single entity
NSTS implemented harmonized school board policies, procedures and guidelines for student transportation eligibility and service.
NSTS achieved a Moderate-High rating in the Ministry of Education Effectiveness and Efficiency Review of transportation consortia.
NSTS implemented new transportation software that enhanced capabilities for more effective route planning and improved communication with external stakeholders.
NSTS achieved a High rating in the Ministry of Education Effectiveness and Efficiency Review of transportation consortia.
NSTS completed competitive procurement of school bus operators and equipped all school buses with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.