Transportation 2018

Bus Transportation 2018-2019
Posted on 07/15/2018

2018-19 Student Transportation Information:

Route information will be available to parents as of August 20, 2018 via the online Parent Web Portal.

Student Transportation Information can also be found using the “Stop Finder” located on the main page of the OSTA website, which will link to the “BusPlanner - Parent Portal”. Parents must enter the student’s last name, birthdate, school and grade in order to access route and stop information. The “Stop Finder” feature returns bus stop and route information for eligible students

Applications for Seat Availability

OSTA is now responsible for managing all applications, approvals and assignments for empty seats The application form and procedures will be available on OSTA’s website: Students applying for an empty seat (courtesy seating on school buses for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for school bus transportation based on their home address) for the 2018-19 school year, should send their forms directly to OSTA via email at, or fax their form to 613-224-8840. All applications will be reviewed and empty seats assigned after October 1, 2018.


Students who had been approved to access service under the Seat Availability provision for 2017-18 will need to re-apply for service for the 2018-19 school year. The “Application for Access to Empty Seats on School Bus Vehicles” form is available on the OSTA website at and should be sent to OSTA directly.    Transportation Information During the Summer Months Please note that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be open during the summer months from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. OCDSB parents should contact OSTA directly during the summer months if they have questions about transportation or changes to their children’s address or caregiver information.
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