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June 09, 2009  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Conversion in Pennsylvania provides 7-year contract for STA


CARNEGIE, Pa. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) announced in early June that it has been awarded a contract to provide transportation services for the Williamsport Area School District (WASD).

The new seven-year contract will generate more than $2 million in annual revenue, beginning with the 2009-10 school year, and adds to the company’s regional operations in Pennsylvania.

“This is another excellent customer we are partnering with and a positive step in our efforts to increase our organic growth through conversions,” said Pete Pearson, STA regional chief operating officer. “School districts throughout the U.S. are realizing that education is their core business. We are providing cost-effective solutions to their transportation needs in budget-friendly operations while providing the necessary capital investments for vehicles.”

STA said it plans to implement a new computerized routing and planning system along with a state-of-the-art digital video system in each bus.

WASD encompasses 98 square miles, with a student population of 5,600.

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