CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. was recently awarded a new seven-year agreement to provide school bus transportation to Wichita (Kan.) Public Schools 259.
The contract will begin on Aug. 1. First Student will manage a fleet of 600 buses from three locations in the Wichita area. The buses will be equipped with GPS from Zonar Systems and onboard digital video cameras to enhance student and driver safety.
First Student’s buses will also include an electronic vehicle inspection component, which immediately identifies any maintenance issues during each driver’s daily safety inspections.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve Wichita Public Schools through this new school bus services contract,” said David Duke, senior vice president of sales. “Our safety record, commitment to customer service and rigorous driver screening and training programs allow us to deliver safe, efficient transportation services that the students and families of Wichita can rely upon each day.”