Category: News

Changes regarding student masking to take effect Monday, January 18:

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be implementing the Ministry of Education’s recent directive regarding student masking as of Monday, January 18, 2021.   All students from grades 1 to 12 will be required to wear a face mask (cloth or medical), and students in Kindergarten are recommended to wear a mask, […]

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Transportation Information for return to school in January *New Update*

**Updated**   General – Yellow Bus (OCDSB and OCSB) There will be NO Yellow school buses from January 11 to January 22, 2021. Yellow school bus service for grades Kindergarten to 12 will be reinstated on Monday, January 25, 2021. OC Transpo will resume service to all secondary schools on this day as […]

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OSTA 2019/2020 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the digital publication of the 2019/2020 Annual Report of The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority. The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is responsible for all home-to-school transportation on behalf of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Through its services, OSTA […]

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OSTA staff and operators raise money for the Snowsuit Fund!

Every year, the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa looks to the community for donations to help raise funds to purchase and distribute new, quality-made snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under, in Ottawa. This year, we were inspired by CHEZ 106.1’s Snowsuit Fund drive and wanted to help them reach […]

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New 2-Step Whistle System for School Crossing Guards

The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is rolling out a new 2-step whistle system at all crossing guard locations across Ottawa. Guards will be equipped with FOX-40 electronic whistles and will use these to communicate with pedestrians and drivers with the click of a button.   The 2-step whistle system will […]

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