Town Hall Meeting October 3rd, 2024

Alberta bus driver shortage crisis

Purpose of the meeting is to identify where the shortfalls are and to give the government the opportunity to assist in this case.  

Purpose of the meeting is to identify where the shortfalls are and to give the government the opportunity to assist in this case.  

Alberta bus driver shortage crisis

Main Meeting topics

1.  Driver Shortages
Compensation, minimum standards for driver compensation.
It’s the bus driver that makes the bus.
Advertising and signing bonuses offered.
Raising the profile of the school bus driver

2. Training Challenges
MELT training for Class 2S and the need to continue high standards of training

3. Let’s get on the same page.
Lack of interaction between government departments. We are funded through Ab Ed and rules/legislation and training is determined by Ab Trans.

News Articles 

Alberta school bus companies face driver shortage, need help with driver retention

Alberta school bus driver shortage at crises level. Our children could be left out in the cold this winter

Alberta school bus driver shortage ‘worst I have ever seen,’ bus contractors’ association president says

 

Alberta school bus driver shortage at crises level, says ASBCA

Alberta school bus driver shortage at crises level. Our children could be left out in the cold this winter

 

ASBCA WANTS EDUCATION AND TRANSPORT MINISTRIES TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO TRAIN SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

High training costs, low pay contributing to Alberta school bus driver ‘catastrophe’: expert

Operators say the school bus industry is drowning in Alberta

Alberta government changes training requirements for school bus drivers

Driver shortage has Alberta school bus companies calling for aid to increase driver retention