NEW! MEDIA RELEASE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020

* This media release is being sent on behalf of Student Transportation Services Brant Haldimand Norfolk (STSBHN), which provides transportation to elementary and secondary students at Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board and Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir.

Media Release

For Immediate Release         
October 7, 2020

Bus Driver Shortages Continue to Impact Local Elementary and Secondary Students in Haldimand County

Brantford, Ont. – Student Transportation Services Brant Haldimand Norfolk (STSBHN) has made strides in reducing the impact of bus driver shortages affecting routes throughout the City of Brantford and counties of Brant and Haldimand, however, STSBHN is still working to ensure all routes are removed from rotating cancellations.

“We’ve been able to reduce the number of daily cancellations from 34 routes to approximately 10,” said Phil Kuckyt, Manager of Transportation Services for STSBHN, a consortium providing transportation to elementary and secondary students at three local school boards – Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board and Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir. “We’ve successfully removed all Brant and Brantford-area routes from the rotating cancellations, but we’re still experiencing driver shortages in Haldimand County, which we are working to address.”

In past years, STSBHN has been able to escape bus driver shortages that have rippled across the province, however, with the impacts of COVID-19, the consortium has had to mitigate the ongoing challenges with rolling two-day route cancellations, shared with families in advance.

“Unfortunately, over the next several weeks, families will continue to experience service disruptions with route cancellations in parts of Haldimand County,” said Kuckyt. “We deeply regret the impact this will have on our students and their families. We continue to do everything we can to limit the inconveniences as we work to resolve our staffing issues.”

Route cancellations will impact a number of local schools including: Caledonia Centennial Public School, Cayuga Secondary School, J.L. Mitchener Public School, McKinnon Park Secondary School, Notre Dame School, Oneida Central Public School, River Heights School, Seneca Central Public School, St. Patrick’s School and St. Stephen’s School.

Impacted families will be contacted by their individual schools with more information. For questions related to the rotating cancellations, please contact STSBHN directly by calling 519-751-7532 or emailing transportation@stsbhn.ca.

STSBHN Bus Route Cancellations: October 13 to November 30

Dates Route Cancellations
October 13 & 14 H730, H731, H732, H733, H734, H760, H761, H762, H763, H764, H765
October 15 & 16 H721, H722, H723, H725, H726, H727, H748, H758, H759
October 19 & 20 H749, H753, H754, H755, H756, H757, H750, H751, H752
October 21 & 22 H730, H731, H732, H733, H734, H760, H761, H762, H763, H764, H765
October 23 & 26 H721, H722, H725, H726, H727, H748, H758, H759
October 27 & 28 H751, H752
October 29 & 30 H760, H761, H762, H763, H764, H765
November 2 & 3 H721, H722, H725, H726, H727, H748, H758, H759
November 4 & 5 H751, H752
November 6 & 9 H760, H761, H762, H763, H764, H765
November 10 & 11 H721, H722, H725, H726, H727, H748, H758, H759
November 12 & 16 H751, H752
November 17 & 18 H760, H761, H762, H763, H764, H765
November 19 & 20 H721, H722, H725, H726, H727, H748, H758, H759
November 23 & 24 H751, H752
November 25 & 26 H760, H761, H762, H763, H764, H765
November 27 & 30 H721, H722, H725, H726, H727, H748, H758, H759

 

Contact:

Kimberly Newhouse
Manager of Communications and Community Relations
Grand Erie District School Board
349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5V3
Office: 519-756-6301 ext. 281147 | Cell: 519-732-8540
www.granderie.ca