Dear Parents, Guardians and Community, We would like to share with you the latest update that we have on the driver shortage. Throughout the fall, OSTA made steady progress in reducing the number of long-term cancelled runs, signifying a positive trend in our efforts to stabilize our transportation services. Our
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Ottawa School Transportation Authority (OSTA) is providing the latest update with respect to the ongoing bus driver shortage: Driver Shortage: As stated in our mid-January update, we always experience a reduction in the number of drivers available at this time of year. Some drivers do not return after the holidays; others
Please be advised that we will be running a scheduled update to one of our servers that will impact BusPlanner Web (Parent Portal Login) access. BusPlanner Web access will be offline on Tuesday, January 30th from approximately 9:30am until 1:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will
OSTA is reminding parents that junior and senior kindergarten students must be met in person when the school bus or van arrives at their stop. Drivers will not allow KG students out of the vehicle if a parent, guardian or responsible person is not there to greet them. Failure to
Yesterday afternoon Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) was made aware that some subscribers to our mailing list failed to receive a notice for bus cancellations. OSTA immediately contacted the software provider who worked diligently to address the issue, which has since been resolved. OSTA would like to thank those who
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.
A message to Parents, Guardians and Community: As we reflect on the fall and the challenges faced, we would like to share with you the progress that Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) continues to make in addressing the driver shortage. Throughout the fall, OSTA has made steady progress in reducing
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