By: Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative
Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) has advised schools throughout Halton that it’s experiencing a shortage in bus drivers.
“We are aware of the impact this driver shortage may have on some families and we appreciate their patience and understanding this challenging time,” General Manager of Halton Student Transportation Services David Colley said. The lack of drivers is causing delays, and cancellations. Parents are encouraged to sign up for delay and notifications through the HSTS website
“We are fortunate to have more than 400 caring professional school bus drivers in Halton,” Colley said.
Bus companies are looking increase their recruitment efforts through advertising in media throughout Halton Region. Interested applicants are asked to contact the following bus companies regarding job requirements:
- Attridge Transportation Inc. – 905-333-4047
- Elliott Coach Lines – 1-877-237-8287
- First Student Canada, Burlington and Oakville – 905-335-7010
- First Student (Georgetown) – 905-877-2251
- Switzer-Carty Transportation – 905-849-2080
- Voyago Transportation – 519-787-2200
“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,” Colley said. For more information visit their website