The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is undergoing a transformation in order to meet the Ministry’s Efficiency and Effectiveness goals (see E&E Leading Practices Guideline). The key elements that lead to routing efficiency are as follows: 1. One set of walk zone maps using the same distance measurement for both school […]
A recent strike vote by OSTA’s unionized staff will not impact OSTA’s transportation services in the immediate future. It is “business as usual” while OSTA and the OSSTF bargaining units continue the bargaining process. OSTA will communicate with school staff and parents as the process unfolds.
Due to heavy police presence on Merivale Rd, portions of Merivale Rd are currently closed to all traffic. As such any school buses that have been parked at the Jamie yard, are going to be significantly slowed in departing from there. The Police have advised First Student they will allow […]
In June 2013, the School Active Transportation Charter was adopted by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority along with both the Ottawa-Carleton District and Ottawa Catholic School Boards to highlight the importance and various means of active transportation. On Thursday, October 3, 2013, both school boards and OSTA participated in a […]
The PRESTO School Board Card is paid for and provided by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA). OSTA determines who is eligible to receive the PRESTO School Board Card according to its eligibility policies and procedures. For information on how to replace LOST, STOLEN or DAMAGED PRESTO cards, read more […]
OSTA management reviews weather reports from the Weather Network every four hours, even in the middle of the night. These weather reports include information like (among other indicators): Type of expected precipitation – snow, flurries, rain, freezing rain Length of time precipitation is expected to last – per hour prediction […]
We have made several enhancements to our new website in an effort to make it more interactive and user-friendly for our community. We have integrated special features to make it accessible for all users, such as full translation services, and an intuitive search engine. We have also significantly improved the […]