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June 01, 2009  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

First Student wins six new contracts


CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded six new contracts to provide student transportation for the following school districts:


  • Adrian (Mich.) School District — The three-year contract begins July 1 for a 24-vehicle fleet.


  • Los Angeles County Office of Education — This renewed contract for special- education student transportation begins June 30 and nearly doubles the existing fleet of First Student school buses to approximately 235 vehicles. All of the additional vehicles will be new school buses that run on either propane or ultra low emission gasoline.


  • Nashoba Regional School District in Bolton, Mass. — The contract, which begins July 1, is a two-year agreement with two one-year options. First Student will provide a fleet of 33 new vehicles to transport students at seven schools throughout the district.


  • North DuPage Special Education Cooperative in Bloomingdale, Ill. — The three-year contract is for a fleet of 46 vehicles that will transport special-education students at schools throughout northern DuPage County. The contract will commence August 1.


  • Troy (Mich.) School District — The three-year agreement begins July 15 for a 92-vehicle fleet.


  • Wayzata Independent School District 284 in Plymouth, Minn. — First Student will expand its services to include special-education transportation throughout the district, beginning August 1. The contract is a two-year agreement, with a two-year option for a fleet of 30 new vehicles.

    “We are pleased to be able to provide quality student transportation services for these school districts,” said Linda Bell, president of First Student. “By offering leadership in sustainable transportation services as well as an in-depth driver training program, we deliver the safest, most reliable transportation services for the families and children who rely on us each day.”

    “First Student brings a number of advantages to each school district we serve, starting with cost savings that allow administrators to reallocate tax dollars into the classroom,” added David Duke, senior vice president of sales. “With the growth we are experiencing, we are able to reinvest in new technologies, such as GPS systems on every bus. Our focus on customer service and our stringent safety policies clearly demonstrate First Student's core values of safety and customer satisfaction.”


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