Many schools around the city are served by regular ETS bus routes. Some bus routes have extra trips that are timed for students at a particular school.
School Special bus routes are intended to manage overcrowding on regular ETS bus routes caused by a large number of students travelling between a neighbourhood and a school. However, ETS does not provide School Special bus routes to every school and students may need to make transfers to get to their designated school. ETS operates School Special bus routes on school days to supplement regular bus routes.
All customers are welcome to use both School Special and regular routes.
School Bus Routes Schedules
Reading the Schedules
The schedule special timetable format is different from regular route brochures. Please read the schedule carefully before planning a trip.
Intersections in the left hand column are timing points that represent when the bus will depart that location.
Check the route map for its location. Make sure to scroll down to make sure you see all of the route times. Note: the letters on the table represent the bus route’s major timing points. These letters are not included in the timetable.
Moving from left to right, each column indicates when a bus will stop at that intersection.
The timetable uses the 24-hour clock
Days of the week when each trip runs are located under each column.
U = Tuesday, T = Thursday
Please note that School Special Route Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the trip planner, the third-party Transit app or Google Maps to look up options using the most up to date schedules.
ETS works closely with the local school boards to set the timing of the School Special bus route. The number and location of School Special bus routes are reviewed every year and adjustments are made based on the number of customers along the route. When a route does not meet a minimum number of customers over a period of time, the service is moved to another area with higher demand.
Yellow School Bus Service is managed directly by the local school boards.