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.
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 got to school and if families observed any traffic impacts around school sites. We are happy to report that we received over 6,200 responses
This year’s Hop! Winter Walk Month Challenge was a huge success, with over 100 students across Ottawa logging 6,100 kms. That means that collectively, students in Ottawa walked further than the distance from St John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, BC! As part of the Winter Walk Month Challenge, organized by the
Please note that OSTA’s Office hours from March 13th to March 17th will be 8 am to 4 pm during the March Break. The hours will be returning to 8 am to 5 pm on Monday, March 20.
Due to the ongoing driver shortage the Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program will remain suspended until the end of the 2022/23 school year.
Stay active this winter by walking to school the whole way or part of the way! Did you know that walking or rolling to school not only improves children’s health but can help improve academic performance? The increased physical activity improves alertness and attention span during the school day! An
OSTA is conducting a survey to learn more about your trip to and from school using OC Transpo. We encourage any student currently using OC Transpo for school purposes to fill out the survey by January 31, 2023 Do you take public transit to school? We want to hear from
OSTA’s decision on whether to cancel services or not weighs the degree of risk based on each weather event and its effect on our environment and the potential for accidents. Student safety is always our priority. OSTA’s transportation system serves urban, suburban and rural communities. We also recognize weather conditions
The Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program has been temporarily suspended due to an ongoing driver shortage resulting in disruptive long-term and short-term cancellations.
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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
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
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.