Bus driver shortage

Codiac Transpo has hired a private bus company to cover two and maybe more bus routes in the city for the summer because of a shortage of drivers, according to CBC.

City Council has voted to provide $175,000 for a temporary deal with Coach Atlantic to service two routes…the seasonal school bus shuttle from Plaza Boulevard to Magnetic Hill and the overflow 64B line that serves the hospitals.

Marie Clair-Pierce, senior planner for the bus service, says they would hire new drivers, get them trained and ready to go and then someone else would retire or go on medical leave.