The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
(OSTA) is responsible for making bus cancellation decisions.
Bus cancellation notices can be found
Listening to the radio. Once the decision is made to cancel
transportation, OSTA alerts the media.
Visit OSTA’s parent
portal at this link to view transportation notices on delays and cancellations: https://ostabusplanner.ottawaschoolbus.ca/Cancellations.aspx
Check OSTA’s twitter
If you subscribe to
OSTA’s mailing list beforehand, you can also receive cancellation notices by
email. Subscribe at this link: https://ostabusplanner.ottawaschoolbus.ca/Subscriptions/Subscribe.aspx
When transportation is cancelled due to bad
weather or poor road conditions, transportation is cancelled TO ALL SCHOOLS. All
Schools remain open to students. If you bring your child to school,
please arrange for transportation home.
are also posted on the OCDSB website as an alert on the homepage. You can also follow
@OCDSB on twitter and facebook or download the OCDSB app or subscribe to the OCDSB RSS feed.
are also announced on Ottawa radio and television stations between 6:00 a.m.
- 6:30 a.m.. These announcements are repeated at least twice per hour and more
frequently on all-news stations, such as 580 CFRA Radio and 1310 News Radio on
the AM dial and posted to news stations twitter accounts.
All bus delays are also posted on the OSTA
website - https://ostabusplanner.ottawaschoolbus.ca/Cancellations.aspx
Need to find your Need to find your
OSTA has that
information too - Stop Locator.
Bus Stop Finder
Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe
Office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Transportation Authority has established four transportation zones
within the City of Ottawa. These zones are: West, Centre West, Centre East, and
If you are not sure what zone your school is assigned
to please check their website at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca. Click on School Directory
to display a complete listing of all schools and zones.