Halton Student Transportation Services experiencing shortage of school bus drivers; shortage causing service delays

By Staff

November 17th, 2022



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

HSTS is a transportation consortium providing home to school transportation services to students of the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board.

Buses: drivers needed

HSTS is working closely with bus companies to minimize the impact on students. Although school bus companies have been actively recruiting and training new drivers, they continue to face service challenges related to the shortage. HSTS is encouraging interested applicants to apply to become a school bus driver.

As HSTS strives to ensure that all students are safely transported to and from school with professional drivers, the patience and support of students and families is greatly appreciated.

“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.”

“If you enjoy working with children, this could be the perfect, secure, part-time job for you,” adds Colley.

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3 comments to Halton Student Transportation Services experiencing shortage of school bus drivers; shortage causing service delays

  • Sharon

    If the pay reflected the responsibility of the job. There wouldn’t be a shortage.

  • perryb

    In my neighborhood at least three buses come through each morning picking up students. Surely if the various Boards and private schools cooperated considerable efficiencies are possible.

  • From the sounds of it Halton school children are a lot better behaved than Anne and her school friends were when they travelled at least half an hour each way by school bus from 11 – 16 yrs LOL. Knowing that we have been very grateful for our Halton school bus drivers over the years. Especially Mrs. Peverley who lived on Bennett Road who used to drive the Brant Day Care bus when our 3 grown up boys, now dads themselves went to daycare. The boys just loved her and there was never a problem getting them on that bus.