NOTICE:
OSTA has cancelled a number of yellow bus routes. Please review your child’s information on the Parent Portal and then check the posted list for OCDSB and OCSB Schools to confirm the route’s status. The list will be updated daily with any morning cancellations.

Current Bus Status
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2020 at 05:59 AM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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Transportation Services - Next Steps

We understand service disruptions are causing tremendous difficulties for families throughout the city and OSTA is working diligently with our partners to address circumstances to the best of our abilities.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during these unprecedented challenges. As of Monday, September 14, 2020, OSTA has had to

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Route Cancellations for OCSB (Catholic) Schools

There have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students due to severe driver shortages. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible during these unprecedented circumstances. Read more...

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Route Cancellations for OCDSB (Public) Schools

There have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students due to severe driver shortages. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible during these unprecedented circumstances. Read more...

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Return to School – Transportation Update

During these unprecedented times, Consortia across the province are working with their Member School Boards, their local Public Health Unit, their Operators and the Ministry of Education to mitigate health risks associated with COVID-19 on transportation vehicles. OSTA’s priority is creating an environment where students can feel safe and limit the transmission of the virus to the extent possible...

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OC Transpo Training Video

OSTA has been working closely with OC Transpo to ensure safe public transit service for students. If you are new to public transit, or would like information on how OC Transpo is handling health and safety on its buses and trains, please watch the OC Transpo Training Video here:

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School Bus Safety

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

Spread Kindness not Germs

All the School Bus Rules

Kindergarten – School Bus Safety with Buzzy the Bee

Grade 1-3 – School Bus Safety with Buster the Bus

Grade 4-8 – School Bus Safety for Junior Students

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Walking School Bus & Hybrid Walking School Bus

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 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.

More about the Walking School Bus


NEW Walk-a-Block and Walk&Roll Meetup Maps

Did you know that walking all or part way to school helps create safer school zones by reducing vehicle congestion?

To help support safer school zones and make everyone’s trip to and from school a success, OSTA has created multiple resources and tools, like walking route maps, for parents and children to download and use. Three different types of walking route maps have been created to help you plot your trip to school; whether you plan to walk all or part way to school, each map was designed with safety in mind!

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