School transportation is no longer a routine pick up and drop off of students. It has now become a specialised field. The service sectors have seen a revolutionary growth both in terms of quality and delivery. Outsourcing of transport has taken care of both these values. Safety of students and quality of transportation is as vital as Education and Healthcare.
A continuous research on school transportation is going on in various parts of the world; seminars, conferences and discussions are held regularly. Understanding the importance of school transportation, the Road Transport Authority in Dubai has taken the initiative to implement bus specifications in September 2008. Many schools across the world have outsourced transportation to reputed transport companies specialising in school transportation. The outsourcing of school transportation by GEMS schools in Dubai, in 2008 was well appreciated by the authorities and the parents. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Education praised the move of the GEMS schools in outsourcing the school transportation and recommended the other private schools across the country to adopt the same approach.
Outsourcing school transportation not only helps the schools but also the parents as they can avail safe and high-quality transportation for their children and spares them from the tedious and expensive exercise of dropping and picking up their youngsters themselves. It reduces traffic on the roads and helps to reduce the number of vehicles at the parking zone of the schools which is unsafe and dangerous for the small children moving around.