Category: News

School Bus Service for 2015-2016

OSTA is pleased to welcome three new operators (417 Bus Lines, National Passenger Services a div. of Stock Transportation & Voyageur Transportation Services) as well as three of our existing operators (Campeau, M.L. Bradley & Roxborough) who will be taking over routes from First Student in September 2015. To facilitate with the […]

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Driver Appreciation Day a huge success!

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) hosted its first ever Driver Appreciation Day. We called upon school children all over the city to make thank you cards to be displayed at the event, and our students did not disappoint. The countless cards contained beautiful artwork […]

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Celebrate our first ever Driver Appreciation Day!

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, we will be hosting its first ever Driver Appreciation Day. This event gives us the chance to show our drivers how much we value their service. The event is for drivers and invited guests only, but you can still show your support! We’re asking students […]

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Proposed Variable Transportation Policy

OSTA is seeking your feedback regarding a new proposed policy that recognizes some students have two homes due to a joint custody/access arrangement between their parents/guardians.  The proposed policy and draft procedure outline the requirements and responsibilities for all parties while ensuring that safety of the student is at the […]

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Final Bell Times and Walk Zones for September 2015

Approval of recommendations for bell time changes for the 2015-2016 school year have been completed. On November 10, 2014, the OSTA Board of Directors’ approved bell time changes of 10 minutes or less. On January 27, 2015, Member Boards were presented with bell time changes greater than 10 minutes and […]

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