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Short-term cancellations and delays
Day to day short-term cancellations (including storm-related cancellations) are posted to our delay and notification page and subscribers are notified via email as they happen.

Long term cancellations
Any cancellations lasting longer than a few days are posted to the long-term OCDSB and OCSB cancellation lists.

Current Bus Status
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2022 at 10:24 PM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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  • Parent Portal

    Check your child's transportation information like their bus stop location and times here.

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  • School Bus Safety

    Parents/guardians share a role in reinforcing school bus safety. Please take the time to review school bus safety procedures with your child several times throughout the school year.

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  • Walk and Roll Zone

    Offering helpful resources for a safe walk to school including pedestrian safety tips, walking route maps and more.

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  • Can I Ride a Bus?

    Check to see if your address is eligible for motorized transportation.

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Job Posting: Transportation Assistant

Position: Transportation Assistant (3 Regular and 2 Term Positions)Location: Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, 1547 Merivale Road, Suite 300Work Schedule: 35 hours per week/12 months per year (overtime during peak periods)Start Date: January 9, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)Salary Range: $43,241 to $55,242 The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA)

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OSTA Annual Student Transportation Survey

Please complete OSTA’s annual online transportation survey. We’d like to better understand how your child(ren) have been getting to school this year and what traffic impacts you have observed around your school site...

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Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating remains temporarily suspended

The Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program has been temporarily suspended due to an ongoing driver shortage resulting in disruptive long-term and short-term cancellations.

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PRESTO Sign-In Process Changes – Verified Email now Required

PRESTO has recently changed its sign-in process for all users, including students using PRESTO cards. Students must now use a verified email address to sign into their account on the PRESTOCARD.CA website.

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Update to Policy T11 - Stop Locations and Drop Offs

OSTA and its Board of Directors have recently updated the T11 – Stop Locations and Drop Offs Policy to ensure the safety of Junior and Senior kindergarten students. We urge parents of KG students to review the policy and procedures when picking up their children after school. Parents and guardians

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PRESTO Students – Don’t forget to register your card!

Students should register their cards to protect the balance if lost, stolen or damaged. Registration allows students to get a replacement card quickly and transfer the balance (school board pass) to a new card. Don’t forget to always keep your ID card with your PRESTO.

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Route Cancellations for OCSB (Catholic) Schools 2022

Due to driver shortages, there have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible.

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Route Cancellations for OCDSB (Public) Schools 2022/23

Due to driver shortages, there have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible.

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Transportation Confirmation for 2022-2023

Are you planning on not 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.
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Take the wheel, drive yellow today!

Make a difference in your life. And theirs!

Man and Woman Bus Driver standing in front of buses along with happy children

Being a school bus driver is satisfying part-time employment that fits your work-life balance.

  • Positive impact on your community!
  • Part-time work!
  • Weekends and summers off!

If you love being around children and want a fulfilling career, answer the call – take the first step to becoming a school bus or van driver!

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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

The Walking School Bus is 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 along a specific route and schedule with a group of peers. All leaders are trained and vetted by the Ottawa Safety Council to ensure your child has a safe and educational walk to school.

 

More about the Walking School Bus