Since the beginning of the school year, in-city students at
Humboldt Public School and Humboldt Collegiate Institute have had a new option
for getting to school safely every day. This September, Horizon School Division
began running an in-city bus to transport students to and from school at HPS
and HCI. Students attending Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools in Humboldt (St.
Dominic School and St. Augustine School) also benefit from this program.
Horizon School Division first began exploring options for this
in-city bus route in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Transportation Services began
their analysis of existing rural bus routes, rider capacity and timing. A
questionnaire was distributed to Humboldt families to help determine the demand
for an in-city bus. Information gathered through this questionnaire also helped
determine the route and bus stop locations.
Horizon’s Transportation Services ran the bus as a pilot program
to test the route in the spring of 2017. Following a successful pilot run, the
route began running full-time this September. There are approximately 160
students currently registered to ride the in-city bus.
We would like to thank Transportation Services and Southland Transportation Ltd. for the work, collaboration and planning to bring this
service to families in the City of Humboldt.