3. No permit shall be required for the following: (1) transport of handicapped persons;
(a) under an agreement between a municipality and a non-profit body organizing a special transport service for handicapped persons under section 48.39 of the Transport Act (chapter T-12); or
(b) under a contract granted by a public transit authority established under the Act respecting public transit authorities (chapter S-30.01), an intermunicipal board of transport, an intermunicipal management board, a municipality or a grouping of municipalities;
(2) chartered transport of handicapped persons as referred to in subparagraph 1 by the same carrier provided that the latter has signed a contract with his client containing the particulars under subparagraphs 1 and 3 to 9 of section 52 and has sent him a copy thereof;
(3) all transport of students organized for taking them to or from classes on a daily basis or for allowing them to go home at noon for lunch and provided for by a school board that exercises the duties and powers related to student transportation provided for in sections 291 to 299 of the Education Act (chapter I-13.3) or in sections 431 to 431.8 of the Education Act for Cree, Inuit and Naskapi Native Persons (chapter I-14), for a private educational institution authorized to organize the busing of students under the second paragraph of section 62 of the Act respecting private education (chapter E-9.1);
(3.1) all other transport of students for educational, sports or cultural activities provided for a school board or a private educational institution referred to in subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph, on the condition that a copy of the contract under which such transport is made or a copy of the service order made by that school board or institution is in the bus driver’s possession during such transport;
(3.2) all transport provided by a school board or by a private educational institution for its students;
(4) urban or interurban transport under a contract granted by a public transit authority, an intermunicipal board of transport, an intermunicipal management board, a municipality or a grouping of municipalities.