OSTA will be closed from July 26th until August 2nd while we move offices.

We will not be able to respond to phone calls so we ask that parents and guardians please send a Transportation Issue Form instead.

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Last Updated: Aug 03, 2021 at 05:41 AM

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OSTA is moving

Please note that we will be closed from July 26th until August 2nd while we move offices. We will not be able to respond to phone calls so we ask that you please send a transportation issue form. Transportation issue forms are prioritized over email. Our new office will be

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Job Posting - Transportation Assistant

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is committed to recruiting and selecting the best candidate for each vacant position to ensure the provision of the highest level of customer service. When you work at the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, you are working with an organization that makes an impact on

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Virtual School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

A virtual experience this year… The School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day will be a virtual experience, once again, this year! Parents, guardians and students will still be able to prepare for their bus ride to school by visiting OSTA’s safety webpage for online safety videos and materials! There are

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Safety Poster and Writing Competition Winners 2021

We would like to thank all those who submitted to OSTA’s first Safety Poster and Writing Competition! We received an overwhelming number of creative and inspiring submissions from students of all ages...

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Job Posting - Administrative Assistant

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is committed to recruiting and selecting the best candidate for each vacant position to ensure the provision of the highest level of customer service. When you work at the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, you are working with an organization that makes an impact on

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Transportation During COVID-19

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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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.

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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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