APEEE BRU IV wishes to inform parents of the measures taken to improve the school transport service in the school year 2023-2024.
Given the considerable difficulties encountered in this school year and the resulting disruption to our transport service, the APEEE announced at the General Assembly that it would review the organisation of school transport. The issues confronted include a shortage of drivers, bus cancellations, delays due to the imposition of reduced speed limits in Brussels and a reconfiguration of the mobility plan of the region of Brussels-Capital (modified traffic conditions and increased traffic volume).
Some of these issues are beyond our control and therefore difficult to remedy, and it is clear that the APEEE will confront growing transport challenges in the coming years. In consultation, then, with its contracting bus companies, the APEEE has decided to make the following changes in the organisation of school transport for 2023-2024 in order to ensure improved and more reliable bus service for your children:
- Reduce the risk of cancellation of return trips at 15:20by reducing the number of buses. Routes will be designed in line with the needs of nursery and primary school pupils only. Secondary school pupils who do not have a 9th period will be able to use these buses if there are still places available.
- Main axes and straight routes will be favored by creating more collective bus stops. Some currently serviced stops will no longer be served starting from the 2023-2024 academic year. In short, the APEEE will now strictly apply the existing rule and try to have the duration up to max 150 minutes per day.
The final list of bus stops and schedules will be published at the end of August 2023 and will be based on the final route layout of the bus circuits.
Please rest assured that we will do our utmost to provide safe, reliable and quality school transportation for your children. The safety and well-being of the children are our top priority.
Thank you for your understanding.