Some students moved to OC Transpo amid school bus driver shortage

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority says some students at St. Paul High School and Notre Dame High School will be trading their yellow school buses for red and white OC Transpo buses.

OSTA has been dealing with a shortage of bus drivers with the National school bus company. The shortage forced OSTA to suspend a handful of routes to and from four area schools this week. Starting Monday, several school bus routes will be changed for dozens of schools.

OSTA says affected St. Paul and Notre Dame students will be issued Presto cards Friday when they get to class, and there will be special information sessions to help them plan their OC Transpo routes. Notes with information will be sent home with all affected students to their parents and guardians.

Not every route is changing and many students will still take their regular buses to and from school.

You can see a list of all affected school bus routes by clicking here.