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Transportation News for 2020-2021
Posted on 09/14/2020

Transportation Communication

OSTA communicates important information about service issues, delays and cancellations. The OSTA Parent Web Portal (Bus Stop Finder) will be open as of September 7th.

Parents can register for email notification of route delays OSTA Parent Web Portal, as well as other general information like safety tips and snow days.  Parents can also follow OSTA on Facebook and Twitter @ottbus.

Opting-Out of Transportation

If eligible students and their parents choose not to use OSTA's transportation services, we ask that you opt-out as soon as possible here. This will assist OSTA, the School and Public Health to perform contact tracing on students who are actually riding the bus if a suspected case of COVID-19 is identified.

Eligible students may opt back into the service at any time, although reassignment to transportation may take some time, depending on the volume of changes. 

Joint Custody and Transportation to Two Homes

NEW Joint Custody Transportation Forms, and any joint custody transportation changes, will only be accepted AFTER September 15, and then, only if the request can be safely accommodated and there is room on the required vehicle.

Please visit OSTA Variable Transportation for Students in a Joint Custody Arrangement for more information.

Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating Program Suspended

OSTA has suspended the Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program this year due to complex contact tracing protocols and physical distancing and will resume the program when it's feasible to do so.

School Bus Drivers

You can help with the bus driver shortage by distributing the Driver Recruitment Flyer to your school community.  This is a great part-time job for stay-at-home parents, retired grandparents, and newcomers looking to get into the workforce.  Free training is available.


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