It’s important that children continue to get exercise and breaks from digital screens during the day. OSTA is encouraging families to challenge themselves every day by walking around the block or to a nearby landmark and discover the benefits of active transportation. Don’t let the cold stop you – bundle
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be implementing the Ministry of Education’s recent directive regarding student masking as of Monday, January 18, 2021. All students from grades 1 to 12 will be required to wear a face mask (cloth or medical), and students in Kindergarten are recommended to wear a mask,
**Updated** General – Yellow Bus (OCDSB and OCSB) There will be NO Yellow school buses from January 11 to January 22, 2021. Yellow school bus service for grades Kindergarten to 12 will be reinstated on Monday, January 25, 2021. OC Transpo will resume service to all secondary schools on this day as
We are pleased to announce the digital publication of the 2019/2020 Annual Report of The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority. The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is responsible for all home to school transportation on behalf of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Through its
Every year, the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa looks to the community for donations to help raise funds to purchase and distribute new, quality-made snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under, in Ottawa. This year, we were inspired by CHEZ 106.1’s Snowsuit Fund drive and wanted to help them reach
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.
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 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.
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!