OSTA will be holding a Public Governance Meeting on Monday April 26, 2021 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 agenda along with its related documents will be posted to our website
OSTA understands accurate and timely transportation information is essential for parents and students as they prepare for their school day. We make every effort to communicate delays and cancellations as they happen. Recently, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, we have seen an increase in service disruptions
Please help us improve OSTA’s website! We are currently conducting a website improvement survey, and we would like your feedback regarding your experience with our site. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and will help us improve your experience. The survey can be completed below or through
This past fall, OSTA conducted an online survey to better understand how Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) students were getting to school and if families were observing any traffic impacts around school sites. We are happy to report that we received over
The Minister of Education has delayed March Break until April 12-16, 2021 in an effort to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. Please note that all student transportation will be running as usual during the week of March 15-19, 2021. Transportation will not but running the week of April 12-16, 2021
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!