Last Updated on: 1st September 2023, 10:12 am
OSTA staff is working diligently to get our transportation system up and running for the first day of school. We understand that many students do not have transportation available due to long-term cancellations and this is frustrating and disappointing. More than 65,000 students are still accessing the system, however, and we are currently working with Operators to ensure their service is safe and timely.
OSTA fully commits to looking and finding alternate transportation solutions for many of those whose transportation is unavailable. Our intention is to begin making changes to the system to address service disruptions in two weeks, once we can be confident that the system is reasonably stable. OSTA staff also need time to find the options, make agreements with potential vendors, make changes to routes, contact drivers and parents/guardians and finally, deliver the new service.
In the meantime, for those residing in the Urban Transit Area, OSTA is making Single Ride Vouchers available for students and their parents/guardians/caretakers to take OC Transpo to and from school on already established routes.
If you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a bus driver, or have a large community network through social media, we encourage you to spread the word about www.driveyellow.ca. This website provides all the information necessary to learn about qualifications, training, operators and has an easy application process.
We appreciate your patience during these trying times.