All current Grade 9 through 11 students at BJSHS and PVEC who live within the Town of Bridgewater have received personalized letters detailing planned transportation routes to and from school for the 2017 / 2018 school year. Along with this correspondence, students are able to take home a map that indicate where the bus stops are located. The map is also posted here.
The transportation plan includes an additional four stops for students who are eligible for transportation. This increase in transportation service from six stops to ten stops limits the distance students have to walk to get to their bus stop. Additionally, for students within the walking distance to PVEC, two courtesy stops have been added, one at the Cineplex Parking Lot and another at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena. These courtesy stops are within the 3.6 km walking distance to PVEC but allow students to access transportation if they wish to do so.
The 2017 / 2018 school year will be the first year for this new service. Transportation routes will be reviewed regularly for effectiveness and efficiency.