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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: Sep 29, 2022 at 04:20 AM

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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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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Possible start day delays for students on accessible transportation

Due to the ongoing driver shortage and the number of transportation changes this time of year, there could be a delay in setting up accessible transportation for some students on vans and wheelchair buses. The driver or Operator will call each family once a start date has been established.

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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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Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating 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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OC Transpo Resources and Information

Students New to OC Transpo This September, many grade 7-12 students will be assigned to take OC Transpo to school. OC Transpo is a convenient option for students, allowing them the freedom to use their free Presto School Board Card for extra-curricular activities, commitments or attending part-time jobs. OC Transpo

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Our Website Menu Has Changed!

We have updated the menu navigation on our website to create a better experience for families and school staff. The new menu layout offers a more intuitive experience, with our three biggest modes of transportation now highlighted as “Busing,” “Public Transit,” and “Active Transportation.” All busing-related information and resources, including

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Back to School Transportation Update - Parent Portal Opening Delayed

OSTA and its Operators have been working diligently over the spring and summer to ensure as many students as possible have access to transportation services as of September 6, 2022. Our combined recruitment efforts have resulted in many new drivers being hired and service expected to be provided to 96.35% of students on the first day of school; however, operators still need additional drivers to cover all routes.

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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

More about School Bus Safety



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