Clarington facing 20 more school bus cancellations; 37 region-wide

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Published March 2, 2023 at 9:01 am

Clarington students and parents are scrambling again Thursday morning to find alternate transportation after 20 more school bus routes were cancelled, with 12 schools affected.

Most of the routes are provided by the First Student transportation company, which has been plagued by a bus driver shortage for months.

Four routes to Duke of Cambridge, St. Joseph and Bowmanville High from Century Transport were also cancelled today.

Other Clarington schools facing school bus cancellations are St. Stephen, Clarington Central High and Clarington Central Intermediate, Charles Bowman, Good Shepherd, Lydia Trull, Vincent Massey, St. Elizabeth and St. Francis of Assisi.

Six routes in Oshawa, six routes in Ajax and five routes in Pickering were also cancelled Thursday, with First Student, Century and Stock Transport school bus providers all involved.

The schools affected are Paul Dwyer, Phillip Coffey and GL Roberts in Oshawa; Lincoln Alexander, Southwood Park and Bolton Falby in Ajax; and Pine Ridge and St. Isaac Jogues in Pickering.

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