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FirstGroup America leaders step down
April 28, 2010
President and CEO Mike Murray, a 10-year veteran of the company, will resign his post at the end of this week. CFO Mark Lawton has also left the company, whose business units include school bus contractor First Student.
Contractor Roundtable: The Current Business Climate
March 12, 2010

School bus contractors offer insights on the advantages of contracting in the current economic climate as well as the impact of state and national regulatory issues.

Detroit Public Schools to privatize transportation
February 23, 2010
First Student will transport the district’s nearly 90,000 students with a fleet of about 360 vehicles under a five-year contract that begins on May 1. By the start of the 2010-11 school year, all of the buses will feature GPS tracking and child-check reminder systems, as well as crossing gates.
First Student wins Kansas contract
February 9, 2010
The contractor will serve Wichita Public Schools 259 under a seven-year agreement that will begin on Aug. 1. First Student will manage 600 buses, each of which will be outfitted with a digital video camera, GPS and an electronic vehicle inspection component.
District considering EpiPen training for bus drivers
February 1, 2010
Officials from a Massachusetts school district are planning to discuss with its contractor the possibility of training school bus drivers on how to use EpiPens. A state law going into effect in March will require the training only for new school bus drivers.
Allied Bus Sales employee honored for service excellence
January 4, 2010
Ken Ruble, service manager of the school bus and parts distributor, was presented with Navistar’s President’s Award, which recognizes organizations and individuals that show growth in service, warranty sales and technical training hours.
Father funds school bus from his post in Iraq
October 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A father working as a contractor in Iraq spearheaded a campaign recently to secure school bus transportation for his daughter and ot...
First Student wins four new contracts
September 21, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has secured four new student transportation contracts.

The contractor will serve Union (Mo.) R-XI School Distri...

Agencies issue back-to-school transportation safety tips
August 19, 2009
With the 2009-10 school year getting into gear, state patrol agencies and pupil transportation organizations are issuing school bus safety tips for children, parents and motorists.
First Student inks exclusive deal with Collins
August 11, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has signed a long-term agreement with Collins Bus Corp. wherein Collins will be the exclusive supplier for the contra...
First Student wins New York, California contracts
June 29, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide student transportation for the Avon (N.Y.) Central School District.

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First Student awarded Michigan, Illinois contracts
June 23, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide student transportation for Benton Harbor (Mich.) Area Schools beginning July 1...
Driver killed by police after hijacking bus
June 3, 2009
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A disgruntled school bus driver who had been ordered not to drive proceeded to hijack his bus and crash into several cars while...
First Student wins six new contracts
June 1, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded six new contracts to provide student transportation for the following school districts:

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  • Riding a school bus leaves a lasting impression
    May 20, 2009
    The results of a survey conducted for First Student Inc. reveal that 42 percent of women and 35 percent of men who rode a bus to school remember the name of one of their school bus drivers.
    First Student to be sole contractor for Cincinnati Public Schools
    April 27, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded the full Cincinnati Public Schools student transportation contract, which had previously been operat...
    EPA awards grant for St. Louis bus retrofit project
    April 7, 2009
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 recently presented a $454,849 grant to Grace Hill Settlement House to fund the St. Louis School Bus Retrofit program...
    First Student wins Missouri, Kansas contracts
    March 25, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded contracts to provide pupil transportation services for Wright City (Mo.) R-II School District and Sh...
    First Student wins Rhode Island contract
    March 10, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded a contract for statewide out-of-district transportation with the Rhode Island Department of Elementa...
    First Student acquires G&G Bus Service
    February 11, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has acquired Florida, N.Y.-based G&G Bus Service, a privately-owned company that was established in 1953.

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