The School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day will be a virtual experience, once again, this year! Parents, guardians and students will still be able to prepare for their bus ride to school by visiting OSTA’s safety webpage for online safety videos and materials! There are also online resources for students who walk to school on OSTA’s pedestrian safety webpage.
Effective July 1, 2022, school buses will be equipped with updated overhead amber signal lights on the back and front. Flashing overhead amber lights means that the bus is slowing down and is coming to a stop to pick up or drop off students. When you see a school bus
Ottawa – OSTA and a core group of operators have joined forces to work on solutions to address the school bus driver shortage and prepare for the upcoming school year. This spring, OSTA and operators Roxborough, Voyago, M.L. Bradley, First Student and Premier formed a Driver Recruitment Task Force to
For information about OCDSB Summer School Transportation, please find your school below and click the link to access the schedule. OCDSB Elementary Summer School transportation will start on July 7th, 2022.
OSTA’s Parent Web Portal (Bus Stop Finder) will be closed from the end of June until mid-August. Please check our website and social media pages regularly for important transportation announcements, deadlines and other vital information. The portal will reopen in mid-August with next year’s transportation information.
The OSTA 2021-2023 Strategic Plan has recently been approved by our Board of Directors. Find out how we’re moving forward as an Organization by delivering safe, efficient, effective and equitable multi-modal transportation solutions for students with superior customer service for OCDSB and OCSB. About OSTA The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
With warmer weather on the horizon and gas prices skyrocketing, it’s a great time to start leaving your car behind and lacing up your sneakers instead. We’re not suggesting that you park your car forever, but to consider some occasions when you could use active transportation instead of driving. Every
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
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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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.