Short-term cancellations and delays
Day to day short-term cancellations (including storm-related cancellations) are posted to our delay and notification page and subscribers are notified via email as they happen.

Long term cancellations
Any cancellations lasting longer than a few days are posted to the long-term OCDSB and OCSB cancellation lists.

Current Bus Status
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2023 at 05:40 PM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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  • Parent Portal

    Check your child's transportation information like their bus stop location and times here.

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  • School Bus Safety

    Parents/guardians share a role in reinforcing school bus safety. Please take the time to review school bus safety procedures with your child several times throughout the school year.

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  • Walk and Roll Zone

    Offering helpful resources for a safe walk to school including pedestrian safety tips, walking route maps and more.

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  • Can I Ride a Bus?

    Check to see if your address is eligible for motorized transportation.

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OSTA Hosts In-person Driver Appreciation Day

Drivers, Walking School Bus Leaders and their families are being recognized on May 27, 2023, for their dedication and commitment to student transportation. On Saturday, May 27, 2023, OSTA hosted an in-person “Driver Appreciation Day” barbeque to help recognize the efforts of all yellow bus, wheelchair bus, van drivers, and walking school bus

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Job Posting: Transportation Assistant

Position: Transportation Assistant (1 Regular)Location: Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, 1547 Merivale Road, Suite 300Work Schedule: 35 hours per week/12 months per year (overtime during peak periods)Start Date: As soon as possibleSalary Range: $43,241 to $55,242 The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) manages and delivers student transportation services safely, effectively and

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School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day – Sunday, August 27, 2023 Is this your child’s first time on the bus or walking to school?  School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day is a great opportunity for your child to learn about being safe on their way to school. School

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School Bus Route Changes Due to Flooding

OSTA has been in contact with its City partners to determine which roads have been closed due to flooding. The large school bus runs below have been temporarily revised to avoid these roadways. This may impact the stop locations, run directions and/or stop times.  These changes will take effect on Monday,

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Joint Custody Application and Renewal Forms for 2023/24 are now online

Did you know the deadline for NEW Joint Custody applications is June 1st? Each address must meet eligibility requirements to apply. For Joint Custody RENEWALS, the deadline is June 30th! Remember, J/C renewals must be done every year. Our convenient fillable renewal form is to be completed by one parent,

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Fun Ideas to get Families Walking this Spring

Walking to school benefits our health, safety, communities, and the environment! Whether you are a parent, guardian, teacher, or engaged community member, the children in your life will thank you for walking with them. Discover our top three tips on making the most of walking this spring! 1. Celebrate Spring

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Are you interested in becoming a bus driver? OCSB can prepare you!

The OCSB Continuing & Community Education department, in partnership with OSTA and school bus companies in the Ottawa area, is offering a Preparation For School Bus Driver Training program. This program is for individuals interested in exploring and preparing to become school bus drivers. Info Sessions: May 9, 10, 11,

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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, May 27, 2023, is OSTA’s 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. We

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Take the wheel, drive yellow today!

Make a difference in your life. And theirs!

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

Being a school bus driver is satisfying part-time employment that fits your work-life balance.

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

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

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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

More about School Bus Safety

Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus is 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 along a specific route and schedule with a group of peers. All leaders are trained and vetted by the Ottawa Safety Council to ensure your child has a safe and educational walk to school.


More about the Walking School Bus