Short-term cancellations and delays
Day to day short-term 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 03, 2020 at 08:49 AM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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New 2-Step Whistle System for School Crossing Guards

The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is rolling out a new 2-step whistle system at all crossing guard locations across Ottawa. Guards will be equipped with FOX-40 electronic whistles and will use these to communicate with pedestrians and drivers with the click of a button.   The 2-step whistle system will

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OCSB Transportation Info for Students Shifting Between In Person and Virtual Schools

On November 16, numerous Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) students will be migrating from virtual school to in-person learning, and from in-person learning to virtual school. Be prepared for the upcoming change by reviewing the student transportation migration information below.   OCSB Student Moving from Virtual to In-Person School Transportation

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OSTA Public Governance Meeting - December 7, 2020

OSTA will be holding a Public Governance Meeting on Monday December 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! This meeting will take place online via Google Meet. Interested parties must complete our online registration form. Agenda The final agenda along with its related documents will be posted to our

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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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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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