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There will be some student transportation services running tomorrow. The lists of Cancelled Routes will be updated daily at 7pm.

Please see the list of OCDSB and OCSB cancelled routes.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2022 at 12:19 AM

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Important Transportation Update for Students on Van Transportation

Small vehicle (Van) Operators are working on resuming transportation, where possible, on Monday, May 30, 2022. This includes Direct Transportation (DTL) and Sommer Transportation (STS). Some Routes may not be serviced due to barriers such as closed roads, traffic control issues, or driver availability.  The Operators do not currently have the capacity

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OCDSB Cancelled Routes - May 27, 2022

OCDSB - Due to the number of running routes, we will be posting the routes that are CANCELLED due to driver availability, safety issue, or vehicle issue. The list will be updated as routes are reinstated.

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OCSB Cancelled Routes - May 27, 2022

OCSB - Due to the number of running routes, we will be posting the routes that are CANCELLED due to driver availability, safety issue, or vehicle issue. The list will be updated as routes are reinstated.

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A partial return to service in some areas will begin tomorrow, May 26, 2022.   

A partial return to service in some areas will begin tomorrow, May 26, 2022. Operators have identified which routes cannot be covered based on conditions in the area, driver availability, and fuel access, ensuring student and driver safety as a top priority.

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Storm impacts student transportation services - Transportation Update, May 25, 2022

We have been closely monitoring the aftermath of the May 21 storm and have provided an update on the student transportation situation below. Many families, drivers, schools and staff are directly affected, and we hope the situation is improving for everyone. We thank all families for their patience as we

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Bus and van transportation services will be cancelled for Wednesday May 25, 2022

Bus and van transportation services will be cancelled for Wednesday May 25, 2022 due to ongoing operational and road safety concerns. Some schools may be open.  Please refer to your school board website for more information. Refer to octranspo.com/alerts for impacts to their routes.

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OSTA Driver of the Future Survey

Share your opinions about a career as a school bus or van driver – Complete an online survey today The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has retained Nanos Research to survey individuals who may be interested in becoming a school bus driver or van driver either now or in the

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Calling all OCDSB and OCSB Students Grade K-12!

Students, show your driver you care – Create a thank you card! Saturday, June 18, 2022, is OSTA’s Virtual Driver Appreciation Day, a day in which we recognize and thank our many dedicated drivers and walking school bus (WSB) leaders for getting students to and from school safely every day.

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NEW: Transportation Confirmation for 2022-2023

Are you planning on 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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Answer the call. Be a Driver.

When you drive a bus, you make a positive impact on the minds of tomorrow.

As a school bus or van driver, you’ll enjoy a job that fits your lifestyle:

  • Positive impact on your community!
  • Part-time work!
  • Weekends and summers off!

If you love being around children and want a fulfilling career, then answer the call – take the first step to becoming a school bus or van driver!

Man and Woman Bus Driver standing in front of buses along with happy children

 

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Transportation During COVID-19

On March 9, 2022, the Ministry of Education announced that certain COVID-related instructions were to change.  OSTA is committed to providing a safe environment while delivering transportation services for students.  The Ministry of Education’s update is reflected in a number of areas below.  Click to find out the major changes:

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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

Covid-19 Safety Video

More about School Bus Safety


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 a 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.

More about the Hybrid Walking School Bus

More about Walking School Bus