Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) is a consortium, formed by agreement between the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) and the Peel District School Board (PDSB), for the purpose of providing a common administration of transportation services for students residing in Peel Region. STOPR is one of thirty transportation consortia within Ontario which have been mandated by the Ministry of Education..
The STOPR consortium administers each of the Boards’ transportation policies and plans and implements all aspects of home to school student transportation services. A Governance Committee comprised of Trustee and Senior Administration representatives from each Board oversee the activities of the STOPR consortium. School Board Trustees are not involved in procedures related to transportation, including the process to determine student eligibility for transportation.
STOPR endeavours to provide safe and efficient transportation services to and from school each day for students qualifying as eligible for transportation based on each Board’s policy governing transportation eligibility. STOPR plans and implements home to school transportation for approximately 60,000 students, 350 + schools, with a fleet in excess of 1,300 school buses. The school bus fleet transporting our students travels approximately 80,000 kilometers each day.
The safety of transported students is the highest priority for STOPR. In all aspects of school bus service, from route planning and design through daily operations, safety is always the first consideration. The establishment of safe bus stop locations, extensive driver training requirements and multiple safety features on a school bus are just a few of the key considerations in establishing a safe transportation system for students. The focus on safety and continued efforts to enhance safety has established the school bus as, by far, the safest form of ground transportation in North America. Efforts to improve are continually ongoing.