NOTICE:
OSTA is closed until further notice due to the COVID emergency shut-down. Please complete an online transportation issue form here and we will do our best to address your concern. Voice mails will not be returned.

Current Bus Status
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2020 at 05:11 AM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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OSTA Safety Poster and Essay Competition

Show us how YOU stay safe when taking the bus or walking/rolling to school! Share your story, poem or artwork on OSTA's Facebook page or send it to OSTA via email. There are many prizes available for all grade and theme categories!

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Notice: Student Presto Cards

To all students:   If you do not need to travel, then stay home.  If you must take public transit for essential travel, such as going to a job or to help a family member, you may use your School Board Presto Card for the foreseeable future. 

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Student Active Transportation Toolkit for Educators

During these challenging times, we wanted to share some good news… the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA), in collaboration with EnviroCentre, has been working on a Walk to School Day Event Planning Toolkit, which is now complete! You can access the full Toolkit and all supplemental resources on OSTA’s website

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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

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

More about School Bus Safety


Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus is designed to promote active transportation and healthy living for children in all grades. Led by a paid leader, students walk with a group of their peers along a specific route and schedule.

More about the Walking School Bus


Hybrid Walking School Bus

The Hybrid Walking School Bus is designed to promote active transportation and healthy living. Led by 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.

Hybrid Walking School Bus