Bits and Pieces from OSTA

Bits and Pieces from OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority)
Posted on 10/05/2018 Bus Safety Video

Couldn’t make it to Safety Day? Check out the new safety videos available on OSTA’s website. Designed to appeal to various age ranges from Kindergarten to Junior grades 4-8. School Bus Safety Tips

Delays and Cancellations – Subscribe via the Parent Web Portal

Subscribe today for email notifications of delays and service cancellations on your child’s route. You will also receive important service information, reminders and safety tips. Follow OSTA on Twitter and Facebook.

Changes/Compliments/Concerns/Transportation Issue Form

Any requests for changes, reporting of concerns, and sharing of comments should be sent via the   Transportation Issue Form, as these are prioritized over emails. This includes: Bus stop changes, driver issues, late buses, hazards, etc.


Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating – Delayed

OSTA is responsible for processing and approving all empty seat requests. Seat assignments are expected to be completed  the week of October 9.

Please DO NOT place your child on a bus until s/he has been assigned to a stop. Your child’s safety, and that of other students, could be  compromised. Empty seats are allocated based on availability, age, distance and a number of other parameters. To determine whether your child has been assigned an empty seat, go to the Bus Stop Locator on the home page of OSTA's website.


Get in the Zone! The Walk and Roll Zone!

 School zone safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you live in the Walk Zone, we encourage you to walk your child to school instead of driving. Or Walk a Block…Park away from the school and walk the rest of the way. For more information regarding pedestrian safety: Walk and Roll Zone.

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