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School Bus Driver Shortage may affect Local Routes – UPDATED LIST OF SCHOOLS

Last updated on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes.

As of Tuesday, October 17, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 18 routes. HWDSB schools potentially impacted as of this date are listed below:

  • Allan A. Greenleaf
  • Ancaster High
  • Ancaster Senior
  • Bennetto
  • Dalewood
  • Dundana
  • Fessenden
  • Flamborough Centre
  • Franklin Road
  • Guy Brown
  • Highview
  • Huntington Park
  • Mary Hopkins
  • Norwood Park
  • Rousseau
  • Tiffany Hills
  • Waterdown secondary
  • Westdale secondary

HWSTS is working with the local bus companies to try to minimize the impact on students. Families are encouraged to sign up for email notifications of delays and cancellations on the HWSTS website www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca.

Watch for Updates
Any bus delays will be shared by email with families who have signed up for HWSTS notifications. Delays will also be posted on the www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca  website and the websites of any affected HWDSB and HWCDSB schools.

Addressing the Shortage
Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services appreciates the important work bus drivers provide for the school community by getting students safely to school each day.

To address this shortage, HWSTS encourages you or anyone you know to consider applying to become a bus driver. Bus companies are focusing their driver recruitment efforts with advertisements in various newspapers, radio, TV and through employment open houses. Together HWSTS and the Hamilton school boards are promoting school bus driver employment opportunities to parents/guardians and the community.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the following bus companies about job requirements:

Attridge Transportation
Phone: 905-690-2632
Email: bpowell@attridge.com
Website: http://www.attridge.com/

Caledonia Transportation
Phone: 905-692-4488
Email: charter.caledonia@bellnet.ca
Website: http://www.caledoniaschoolbus.com/

First Student Canada
Phone: 905-304-5846
Email: Helen.Ruber@firstgroup.com
Website: http://www.firststudentcanada.com/

Sharp Bus Lines
Phone: 905-679-0001
Email: jmohi@sharpbus.com
Website: http://www.sharpbus.com/

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Media contacts

HWCDSB HWDSB
Marnie Jadon
Media & Communications Officer
905-525-2930, Ext. 2263
jadonm@hwcdsb.ca
Shawn McKillop, APR
Manager of Communications and Community Engagement
905-515-6227
smckillo@hwdsb.on.ca

 

 

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