During these unprecedented times, Consortia across the province are working with their Member School Boards, their local Public Health Unit, their Operators and the Ministry of Education to mitigate health risks associated with COVID-19 on transportation vehicles. OSTA’s priority is creating an environment where students can feel safe and limit the transmission of the virus to the extent possible…
As an Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee, Sandra Moore took about two months to learn the ropes, starting with driving a mini-van.
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.
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.