Murphy Bus Lines will no longer transport kids to the London District Catholic and Thames Valley board, a story in The Free Press says.
Steve Hull, the president of the Independent School Bus Operators Association, who commented on this blog earlier about fears independent operators would lose contracts, is quoted in the paper as saying, “The whole industry is in turmoil.”
A woman who deals with the request for proposal contract awarding process in the bus industry says the cost isn’t the only concern. She also said technical criteria are evaluated.
The contracts are for five years and Hull said smaller companies may be out of business by the time the next bidding process comes around.
Ravin Ltd. in Tillsonburg also let employees go after losing a bid to transport within Thames Valley.