Bus driver shortage causing delays at Halton schools

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Published September 23, 2021 at 4:59 pm

Halton Student Transportation Services are currently experiencing a shortage of bus drivers and there have been delays at local schools as a result.

Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) has revealed that like many school boards in Ontario, a shortage of school bus drivers is impacting school bus operations in Halton Region.

HSTS has announced that while it is working with bus companies to try to minimize the impact on students, parents and guardians are encouraged to sign up for delay and cancellation notifications on the HSTS website.

“We are fortunate to have more than  400 caring professional school bus drivers in Halton,” says David Colley, General Manager of Halton Student Transportation Services.

“We hear from our drivers about how school bus driving is a very rewarding and fulfilling part-time career. Thousands of Halton families rely on our school bus drivers to deliver their children to and from school safely. The positive impact they have on our community is truly remarkable.”

“We are aware of the impact this driver shortage may have on some families and we appreciate their patience and understanding during this challenging time,” added Colley.

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