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: Sep 27, 2023 at 06:50 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 Transportation Update - Next Steps

We understand there have been challenges with our student transportation system, and we want to assure you that OSTA staff is working diligently to address these issues. We are making progress, and we are committed to finding alternate transportation solutions for those who are currently without service. List of reinstated

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Transportation Update - Trustees and Councillors

On Wednesday, September 13th, OSTA updated School Board Trustees and City Councillors about the ongoing driver shortage and provided information on the next steps. Please watch the presentation below. N.B. The Ministry of Education provided a one-time additional funding allocation of $1.8M to be shared between OCSB and OCDSB.  The total

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Transportation Solutions Timeline

OSTA staff is working diligently to get our transportation system up and running for the first day of school.  We understand that many students do not have transportation available due to long-term cancellations and this is frustrating and disappointing.  More than 65,000 students are still accessing the system, however, and

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Transportation Update for the Return to School 2023-24

Over the Spring and Summer, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) successfully negotiated contracts with all but one bus company serving Ottawa area schools. Despite OSTA’s best efforts, with the loss of one of the bus companies (that served 36 bus routes) and the ongoing driver shortage, there will be

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Crossing Guard Service Updates

Please review the Ottawa Safety Council’s website reguarly as they have provided an update on locations that may not have Crossing Guards present at the morning or afternoon bell times. About the Adult Crossing Guard Program Who are Ottawa’s Crossing Guards? They are dedicated, professional and reliable members of our

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Parent Portal Opening Delayed

Due to operational pressures, the opening of the Parent Portal has been delayed until Wednesday, August 30th.  We appreciate your patience.

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Update on Transportation Services 2023-2024 School Year

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is currently planning transportation services for the upcoming academic year. At OSTA, our top priority is to offer exceptional, safe transportation services to parents, students, and school communities. Working Together Over the summer, we worked with our partners at OCDSB, OCSB, and the Ministry

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Route Cancellations for OCSB (Catholic) Schools 2023/24

Due to driver shortages, there have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible.

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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

Decline Transportation

Are you eligible for transportation but not planning to use it? Complete OSTA’s Transportation Issues Form to notify us of your decision to decline transportation. Whether you decline transportation for the current school year and/or the next, keeping OSTA informed is important. This allows us to ensure better use of available transportation services.

It is important to contact the school with any address changes (home/daycare) to keep OSTA’s records up to date.

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