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.
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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,
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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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!
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.