Category: News

International iWalk Day celebrated in Riverside South

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority was proud to be a part of International Walk to School Day (iWalk) on October 7, 2015. Part of a worldwide walk week, iWalk Day promotes active school travel and physical activity for children. Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Board of Health member Councillor Michael […]

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School Bus Safety Poster Contest

The week of October 19-23, 2015 is School Bus Safety Awareness Week!  The school bus is the second most common place for bullying occurrences. To raise awareness, M.L. Bradley invites students from grades 1-6 to participate in this year’s poster contest. The theme is BULLY FREE ZONE! Create a poster that […]

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Find your child’s bus stop location. School Bus Routes Schedules will no longer be posted on our website.

OSTA staff process close to 12,000 route changes within the first month of school. We receive thousands of phone calls and emails from parents who have moved over the summer, changed their caregiver or daycare provider, or have an alternate arrangement that affects their child’s transportation. We used to post […]

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New walk zone maps for September 2015

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority reviewed the walk zones in all of our elementrary schools. The assessment was done to make sure that the same policies are applied to both Catholic and Public Board schools. Please take time to review the new walk zone map for your school. The maps […]

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NEW Variable Transportation Policy & Procedure

In February 2015, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) put forth a proposed variable transportation policy. Based on what other consortia`s are using and results from internal Operations and external parent surveys, OSTA has developed a NEW policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement […]

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