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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020 at 10:31 AM

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Pitter Patter Grant now available!

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority wants to help increase physical activity opportunities for students by supporting and expanding School Active Transportation (SAT) initiatives for elementary students. The OSTA Pitter Patter Grant is a micro-grant of up to $250, available to local schools who wish to implement or support a SAT

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OSTA Annual Report

Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is pleased to present its annual report for the 2018- 2019 year. Since 2007, OSTA has continually delivered safe and efficient transportation services for students of its Member School Boards: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board...

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School Bus Driver Preparatory Course - Information Sessions

School Bus Driver Preparatory Course info sessions are taking place Dec 10, 11 and 12 from 9-11am. Register now...

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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

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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.

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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