Category: News

Bell Time Review – Update!

After conducting the Public Consultation this past spring, OSTA has reviewed all the feedback regarding the Proposed Bell Time Changes (School Hours) and has made recommendations for approval of bell time changes of 10 minutes or less to the OSTA Board of Directors’ on November 10, 2014. These bell times […]

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NEW! Change to Eligibility Requirements for OCDSB Secondary School Students

The eligibility requirements for students in grades 9-12 have changed for September 2014.  All students meeting the 3.2km distance criteria from their designated school, regardless of the Urban Transit Area or financial need are eligible to receive transportation services.  Congregated stops will continue for rural students to special program schools.  Please […]

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The Walking School Bus is Here!

OSTA, in partnership with Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Safety Council and Green Communities Canada has launched the Ottawa Walking School Bus Pilot Project at 6 schools in Ottawa. To find out if your school is taking part and to register your child, view the Walking School Bus Pilot Project Info +

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School Bus Service for 2014-2015

OSTA has secured yellow bus transportation services for the 2014-15 school year. All routes will remain consistent from this year to September 2014, barring any minor adjustments due to load factors and distribution of students. This occurs every year. We anticipate that many drivers will continue to operate the same […]

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OSTA’s Newsletter

Stay tuned to this newsletter for information about changes to transportation services, opportunities to become involved in consultative processes, and ways in which you can improve the health of your child(ren) through active transportation initiatives. To find out more, check out our OSTA Newsletter +

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