School buses cancelled or delayed in Oakville, Burlington and across Halton


Published September 6, 2022 at 7:39 am

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It’s the first day of school for many students across the province but bus delays and cancellations are making for a slow start in Halton Region.

The bus route 810 to Georgetown District High School, Centennial Public School in Georgetown, Brookville Public School in Campbellville, and Acton District School was cancelled. The route was cancelled due to a “high rate of driver absenteeism,” according to Halton Student Transport Services.

“Bus companies will only cancel as a last resort,” David Colley, general manager of Halton Student Transportation Services says.

There were also delays of 10 to 30 minutes on all other routes.

Last week, Halton Student Transport Services said there is a shortage of school bus drivers in some parts of the region. This will have an impact on school bus operations in September.

“As a result, some schools will be impacted by bus delays,” the statement reads. “Halton bus operators and HSTS are working diligently to minimize the impact on students and families and recruitment efforts by the bus operators are ongoing.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together with our Halton bus operators to serve our students.”

Those looking for a school bus driver job should check out the School Bus Driver Employment Opportunities page.

For more information on school bus delays and cancellations, visit the Halton Student Transport Services website. Parents can sign up for delay and cancellation notifications through the Parent Portal.

Editors note: This story was updated at 9:40 a.m. on Sept. 6 to correct an error about the number of buses cancelled. 

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