Small vehicle (Van) Operators are working on resuming transportation, where possible, on Monday, May 30, 2022. This includes Direct Transportation (DTL) and Sommer Transportation (STS). Some Routes may not be serviced due to barriers such as closed roads, traffic control issues, or driver availability. The Operators do not currently have the capacity
OCDSB - Due to the number of running routes, we will be posting the routes that are CANCELLED due to driver availability, safety issue, or vehicle issue. The list will be updated as routes are reinstated.
OCSB - Due to the number of running routes, we will be posting the routes that are CANCELLED due to driver availability, safety issue, or vehicle issue. The list will be updated as routes are reinstated.
A partial return to service in some areas will begin tomorrow, May 26, 2022. Operators have identified which routes cannot be covered based on conditions in the area, driver availability, and fuel access, ensuring student and driver safety as a top priority.
We have been closely monitoring the aftermath of the May 21 storm and have provided an update on the student transportation situation below. Many families, drivers, schools and staff are directly affected, and we hope the situation is improving for everyone. We thank all families for their patience as we
Bus and van transportation services will be cancelled for Wednesday May 25, 2022 due to ongoing operational and road safety concerns. Some schools may be open. Please refer to your school board website for more information. Refer to octranspo.com/alerts for impacts to their routes.
Share your opinions about a career as a school bus or van driver – Complete an online survey today The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has retained Nanos Research to survey individuals who may be interested in becoming a school bus driver or van driver either now or in the
Students, show your driver you care – Create a thank you card! Saturday, June 18, 2022, is OSTA’s Virtual Driver Appreciation Day, a day in which we recognize and thank our many dedicated drivers and walking school bus (WSB) leaders for getting students to and from school safely every day.
Are you planning on using student transportation in 2022-2023? To make better use of transportation services, OSTA is asking all parents and guardians of OCDSB and OCSB eligible students to confirm their intentions for transportation services for 2022-2023.
When you drive a bus, you make a positive impact on the minds of tomorrow.
As a school bus or van driver, you’ll enjoy a job that fits your lifestyle:
If you love being around children and want a fulfilling career, then answer the call – take the first step to becoming a school bus or van driver!
On March 9, 2022, the Ministry of Education announced that certain COVID-related instructions were to change. OSTA is committed to providing a safe environment while delivering transportation services for students. The Ministry of Education’s update is reflected in a number of areas below. Click to find out the major changes:
School Bus Safety Tips – Check out our brochures and videos for Kindergarten students all the way up to Junior elementary students. We encourage parents to review these rules with their children before school starts!
Bus Safety Videos
The Walking School Bus and Hybrid Walking School Bus are designed to promote active transportation and healthy living. Led by a paid leader or a combination of a paid leader and volunteers from the school community, students walk with a group of their peers along a specific route and schedule. All leaders are trained and vetted by the Ottawa Safety Council to make sure your child has a safe and educational walk to school.