Category: News

Assigned Empty Seats by School

DO NOT PLACE YOUR CHILD ON THE BUS UNTIL THE “EFFECTIVE BY” DATE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY If your child’s school has been posted then all available seats have been assigned. Please check bus stop finder to see if your child has been approved. If there is no busing information then your […]

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New Stop-Arm Cameras on OSTA Buses – Special Privacy Announcement

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority and our Operators are pleased to be working with Ottawa Police Services, and the City of Ottawa, to deploy four special buses with stop-arm cameras on our routes.  These cameras are designed to help OPS enforce traffic laws by identifying and fining vehicles that ignore […]

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OSTA awarded grant from Ontario Active School Travel

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $100K grant from Ontario Active School Travel, a program of Green Communities Canada, to promote active transportation programs in the Ottawa Region. A community I Walk Event is being held at two Barrhaven schools, Half […]

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Crossing Guard Recognition Day

Posted at 200 locations across the City at the morning and afternoon bell times in all types of weather, the Ottawa Safety Council Crossing Guards make over 300 million safe crossings annually, ensuring our communities children get to and from school safely. These guards are seen by the children as […]

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Summer is on its way!

With summer on its way and the end of school lurking, now more than ever is a good time to review bus safety and behaviour with your children. The sun is out and children are anxious to get home to play, sometimes this excitement can over take them, and bus […]

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