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Transportation Update – School Start-Up 2021-2022

Like last year, OSTA has faced many challenges due to COVID and the ongoing driver shortage. Staff continue to work on solutions and communicate changes to affected parties promptly. Despite the severe driver shortage, OSTA provided regular and alternate transportation services for 95% of eligible students…

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Changes regarding student masking to take effect Tuesday, September 7

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be implementing the OCDSB and OCSB’s recent directive regarding student masking as of Tuesday, September 7, 2021. All students from grades Kindergarten to 12 will be required to wear a face mask (cloth or medical), on all vehicles, including school buses, vans and wheelchair buses…

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Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating Program Suspended

OSTA has suspended the Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program this year due to complex contact tracing protocols, seating plans and physical distancing requirements on buses. We will resume the program when it’s feasible to do so. If parents need to find their own means of transportation to school, it is recommended that active transportation is […]

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Safety Poster and Writing Competition Winners 2021

We would like to thank all those who submitted to OSTA’s first Safety Poster and Writing Competition! We received an overwhelming number of creative and inspiring submissions from students of all ages…

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Now hiring School Bus and Van Drivers!

Are you patient, trustworthy and like children?! Local Operators are currently searching for new drivers who are looking for part-time work that includes morning and afternoon routes, as well as charter and field trip opportunities. Stay-at-home parents, bring your little ones to work with you! Retirees, get out of the […]

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