Category: News

Meet Hop! The App That Makes Walking to School Fun

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.    Hop! allows children to see the positive impact walking has on the environment by telling them how many greenhouse […]

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OSTA Public Governance Meeting – Monday, November 8, 2021

OSTA will be holding a Public Governance Meeting on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! This meeting will take place online via Google Meet. Interested parties must complete our online registration form. Agenda The agenda along with its related documents will be posted to our website […]

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Transportation Update – School Start-Up 2021-2022

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. Parents are working together […]

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Changes regarding student masking to take effect Tuesday, September 7

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. Please note that […]

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Route Cancellations for OCDSB (Public) Schools 2021

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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