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: Mar 07, 2021 at 10:01 PM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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Student Transportation Survey Results

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

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March Break Delay

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

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OSTA Winter Photo Contest Winners - Stay Active! #GetYourWalkOn

Students were asked to help commemorate the Stay Active! #GetYourWalkOn Event by submitting their photos to OSTA! For inspiration, the submitted photographs answered the question, “What beautiful things do you see on your daily walk?”  Photos were posted by January 29, 2021, to OSTA’s Twitter or Facebook page, with the

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Return to School Service – Monday, February 1, 2021

The Ministry of Education has announced the return to in-person learning for OCDSB and OCSB students next week. Yellow school bus and van service for grades Kindergarten to 12 will be reinstated on Monday, February 1, 2021. OC Transpo will resume service to all secondary schools on this day as well.

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Winter safety tips for kids!

Help keep your bus ride safe by following the school bus rules! Don’t Run to Catch the Bus. Always leave extra time to get to the bus stop in cold or snowy conditions to avoid being late. Remember, you should be at your bus stop at least 5 minutes early.

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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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