Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS), together with the school bus companies, appreciates the understanding of parents/guardians and students concerning the ongoing bus delays. HSTS advises parents/guardians that the cause of these delays continues to be due to a shortage of school bus drivers. The driver shortage is now affecting all municipalities within the Halton Region. The school bus companies continue to work diligently to minimize the impact on students and families. Bus companies are combining and sharing routes where possible and bus drivers are assisting by providing additional route coverage to try to reduce the length of the bus delays. School bus driver recruitment efforts are ongoing and any interested applicants are encouraged to contact their local bus company about job requirements. Bus company contact information by area is available on the HSTS website at https://www.haltonbus.ca/2017/03/9880/. Parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for bus delay information on the HSTS website at www.haltonbus.ca. Bus operators will post the delays as early as possible.