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: Mar 20, 2023 at 09:24 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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Hop! Winter Walk Month Challenge

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

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March Break - Office Hours

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.

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Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Remains Suspended

Due to the ongoing driver shortage the Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program will remain suspended until the end of the 2022/23 school year.

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Winter Walk Month - February 1st to 28th

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

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Student Public Transit Survey - We want to hear from you!

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

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Winter is Coming – Are You Ready for Inclement Weather?

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

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Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating remains temporarily suspended

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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PRESTO Sign-In Process Changes – Verified Email now Required

PRESTO has recently changed its sign-in process for all users, including students using PRESTO cards. Students must now use a verified email address to sign into their account on the PRESTOCARD.CA website.

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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