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Magda Dimmendaal named a School Bus Champion
July 24, 2015
Dimmendaal, who started as a school bus driver and eventually bought the company she worked for, is honored for her industry leadership and community service.
Todd Monteferrario elected president of NSTA
July 22, 2015
Monteferrario, a senior director at First Student and a 25-year industry veteran, begins a two-year term at the helm of the National School Transportation Association.
SBF names Riley Williams Contractor of the Year
July 22, 2015
The veteran school bus operator demonstrated a passion for safely transporting students and for giving back to the community. The award was given posthumously.
California district renews First Student contract
July 22, 2015
San Francisco Unified School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.
Pennsylvania school bus contractor wins ‘Bus Stops Here’ award
July 21, 2015
Harold Girardat, whose company has been transporting students since 1949, is honored for his contributions to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.
First Student location wins community education award
July 7, 2015
Minnetonka Community Education recognizes First Student Tonka Bay for its support of the community and the local school district.
WE Transport names new executives
July 7, 2015
Industry veteran Carmen Tomeo, who has been with the company since 1997, was recently named CEO. Cynthia Reed, who began with the company in 1995, was named chief administrative officer.
Minnesota school bus drivers, operators honored
June 24, 2015
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association presents awards to six school bus drivers and two veteran contractors for their dedication to the safety of students.
School bus contractor Riley Williams remembered for leadership
June 23, 2015
Williams, who was the president and owner of New Jersey school bus contracting business B.R. Williams Inc., contributed to state and national associations and even drove buses part-time.
Student Transportation Inc. adds chief growth officer
June 23, 2015
Thomas Kominsky was the director of industrials investment banking and sector head for transportation and logistics at BMO Capital Markets. He will develop new business strategies and integrate sales programs for STI’s new non-asset group of businesses.
Leonard Bus Sales taps former school bus contractor exec
June 18, 2015
Charlie Bruce is named director of business operations at the school bus dealership. He has served as chief operating officer for both First Student and Durham School Services.
GO Riteway Transportation looking to fill 280 positions
June 18, 2015
Due to its expansion, the Wisconsin-based bus operator will be hiring for hundreds of jobs, including school bus drivers, mechanics and operations supervisors.
Kickert School Bus Hits 100-Year Milestone
June 12, 2015

Throughout its history, the Illinois-based contractor has been at the forefront of using alternative fuels for its vehicles — beginning with a horse and wagon powered by oats and hay.

First Student gains new Illinois contract
June 8, 2015
The contractor will continue to provide school transportation for McLean County Unit District No. 5 for the next three years.
REMINDER: Nominate an outstanding school bus contractor
June 8, 2015
Know a school bus contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? We’re accepting nominations for School Bus Fleet’s Contractor of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is this Friday, June 12.
Pennsylvania school bus contractor bounces back from fire
June 4, 2015
On the Go Kids Inc. quickly recovers after a fire destroys its offices one evening. Employees put a plan in place and continue providing service the following morning.
4 Texas districts award contracts to Student Transportation Inc.
May 28, 2015
One of the contracts is an initial conversion of 50 buses of a school district's more than 300 school transportation vehicles.
National Express joins ‘Red Nose Day’ campaign
May 27, 2015
Team members raised money through sales of red noses to help raise awareness for young people in need. Proceeds from the campaign will be distributed to 12 nonprofit organizations.
Oregon district extends First Student contract
May 26, 2015
Molalla River School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.
Student Transportation Inc. expands operations into Oregon
May 20, 2015
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
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