From December 1st to December 31st, OC Transpo is offering unlimited no-charge transit to everyone riding O-Train, OC Transpo buses and Para Transpo. No special tickets are needed and will not be asked for fare or to tap your card. If you pay for your own PRESTO card to school,
OSTA is pleased to provide a transportation update on its system.
On this Remembrance Day, we thank all those who have served and continue to serve our country. Who do you remember this Remembrance Day? Share your stories with OSTA on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook. #LestWeForget
Please complete OSTA’s annual online transportation survey. We’d like to better understand how your child(ren) have been getting to school this year and what traffic impacts you have observed around your school site...
Hop! is a bilingual progressive web-app that helps make the walk to school more fun through interactive features. App users can track kilometres travelled, while being motivated by engaging illustrations, group challenges, and milestones...
Like last year, OSTA has faced many challenges due to COVID and the ongoing driver shortage. Staff continue to work on solutions and communicate changes to affected parties promptly. Despite the severe driver shortage, OSTA provided regular and alternate transportation services for 95% of eligible students...
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be implementing the OCDSB and OCSB’s recent directive regarding student masking as of Tuesday, September 7, 2021. All students from grades Kindergarten to 12 will be required to wear a face mask (cloth or medical), on all vehicles, including school buses, vans and wheelchair buses...
There have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students due to severe driver shortages. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible during these unprecedented circumstances. Read more...
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Local Operators are currently searching for new drivers who are looking for part-time work that includes morning and afternoon routes, as well as charter and field trip opportunities.
Stay-at-home parents, bring your little ones to work with you!
Retirees, get out of the house!
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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 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.
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!