NOTICE:
OSTA is closed until further notice due to the COVID emergency shut-down. Please complete an online transportation issue form here and we will do our best to address your concern. Voice mails will not be returned.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020 at 05:21 PM

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Student Active Transportation Toolkit for Educators

During these challenging times, we wanted to share some good news… the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA), in collaboration with EnviroCentre, has been working on a Walk to School Day Event Planning Toolkit, which is now complete! You can access the full Toolkit and all supplemental resources on OSTA’s website

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OSTA Closure

OSTA is closed until further notice due to the COVID emergency shut-down. Please complete an online transportation issues form on www.ottawaschoolbus.ca and we will do our best to address your concern. Voice mails will not be returned.

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Transportation Changes for Students on First Student and Campeau Bus Routes

Due to changes in the transportation market, First Student Transportation is taking over Campeau Bus routes. This will require renumbering of routes. The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is working with both Operators to ensure a smooth transition and no service disruptions. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process.

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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