School Bus Update May 2020
Information for parents of children who take a bus to get to school
From Monday 18 of May, under Alert Level 2, the Ministry of Education have confirmed school bus services will return to normal schedule.
Maintaining distancing is not practicable on school buses, so there are a few steps MOE are suggesting so that Tranzit can offer an appropriate level of protection to drivers and students under Alert Level 2.
Tranzit will be resuming all Ministry of Education school transport services as per normal timetable.
Physical distancing from the driver is to be maintained, but there is no requirement for students to be distanced from each other.
Schools must ensure Tranzit have reliable up-to-date bus lists at all times to ensure everyone knows who is being transported each day to enable contact tracing. It’s the school’s responsibility to maintain these list.
Ministry of Education will provide hand sanitisers for each student to use as they board the vehicle.
Tranzit vehicles will be sanitised after each journey.
Schools will be responsible for keeping their families and communities informed with the latest information about their bus services. If you have any further questions please contact your school in the first instance.
Tranzit are here to support your school community and ensure everyone is safe.
Metlink school services (Wellington & Wairarapa)
To find important information about your Metlink School service, please visit the Metlink Website via this link:
Any other school buses that service your community will be run by the Ministry of Education. Please refer to the Ministry of Education website for information about their contracted services.
Information for students who travel on the Public Route 200 to get to school in the Wairarapa
The Route 200 is not a dedicated school route and members of the public will also be using this bus. This means that standard social distancing requirements apply and so there will be significantly reduced capacity available on these services. Please ensure that students are familiar with their plan ‘B’ in case they are unable to board the bus.
Please do not hesitate to contact Metlink Schools email address on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any additional information.