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2018 First Time Rider Program

First Time Rider programs are being held in your local municipality on August 25, 2018!

The First Rider Program (previously known as School Bus Orientation Day) is a safety program provided by Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) and the local school bus operators to assist parents and first time riders in understanding the importance of school bus safety.  It helps students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a school bus before the first day of school.

Parents of all first time riders are encouraged to bring their children to the free sessions, which will feature a classroom presentation on school bus safety, including a special video and a demonstration on a school bus.  School bus company safety officers and bus drivers will talk to the children and their parents about safely getting on and off of the bus, proper behaviour on a school bus, crossing the street to get to a waiting bus and overall school bus safety.  In addition, a handout will be provided to all young riders with tips on school bus safety.


To confirm your attendance and a time slot, please contact one of the following Halton Student Transportation Services’ bus operators based on your preferred location.

Location / Bus Company Contact

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School
2420 Sixth Line, Oakville, L6H 3N8Contact: Switzer-Carty Transportation
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
5150 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington, L7L 0E5Contact: Attridge Transportation
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
1145 Bronte St. South, Milton, L9T 8B4Contact: Attridge Transportation
Acton District High School
21 Cedar Rd., Halton Hills, L7J 2V2Contact: First Student Canada
Georgetown District High School
70 Guelph St., Halton Hills, On. L7G 3Z5Contact: First Student Canada


2018 First Time Rider Program