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School Transportation Update: Ongoing delays due to bus driver shortage

A shortage of school bus drivers continues to impact school transportation service delivery at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

Transportation services are managed by the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) consortium, and are shared between the Catholic and Public Boards. HWSTS is working with local bus companies to minimize the impact on students.

Parents of students who use student transportation to sign up on the transportation portal at www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca to receive the latest transportation information as well as email notifications on late buses.

Update as of December 20, 2018:

Routes with coverage issues: 21

The school bus companies are utilizing a number of strategies, including spare drivers to reduce the impact on students.

HWCDSB schools which may be impacted by shortage: 28
• Annunciation of Our Lord
• Bishop Ryan
• Bishop Tonnos
• Blessed Sacrament
• Canadian Martyrs
• Cardinal Newman
• Cathedral
• Corpus Christi
• Guardian Angels
• Immaculate Conception
• Immaculate Heart of Mary
• Our Lady of the Assumption
• St. Agnes
• St. Ann (Ancaster)
• St. Augustine
• St. David
• St. Eugene
• St. Francis Xavier
• St. Gabriel
• St. Joachim
• St. Joseph
• St. Luke
• St. Martin of Tours
• St. Mary Secondary
• St. Michael
• St. Paul
• St. Thérèse of Lisieux
• St. Thomas the Apostle

Please note: This list is not exclusive due to changes which may occur with coverage. Impact may also be lowered through the use of spare drivers.

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Are you interested in driving a school bus? Interested applications are encouraged to contact the following bus companies about job requirements:

Attridge Transportation
Phone: 905-690-2632
Email: driveforus@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: rvankleef@sharpbus.com
Website: http://www.sharpbus.com/




School Transportation Update: Ongoing delays due to bus driver shortage